The Community-Based Mental and Behavioral Health topic will develop multiple options for approaches through the work of a Learning Community.
The Learning Community will consist of multi-sector community members who will participate in a series of learning, networking, and planning opportunities to inform the development of the funding component.
A Call for Partnerships will offer the opportunity to community-MCW academic partnerships to apply for funding to pilot the estimated three-to-five promising plans created by Learning Community participants.
A Collective Impact state-wide intervention will fund measurable changes in community-based mental and behavior health.
- Leadership Team
The Leadership Team for the Community-Based Mental and Behavioral Health focus will be led by HWPP staff and include:
Subject Matter Expert (SME) - HWPP will engage with a topic area expert who will provide knowledge, resources, research, and direction to the Learning Community. The SME is a key part of the process and will provide insight and experience in Community-based Mental and Behavioral Health settings, produce compelling content, and work with partners to ensure that the ideas, scope, and focus of their work are poised for success.
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Evaluator - HWPP will work with a professional evaluator to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for HWPP’s Strategic focus on Community-based Mental and Behavioral Health. The evaluator will create an assessment of the Learning Community, an evaluation plan for the pilot projects, and an evaluation plan for the state-wide collective intervention.
Facilitator - HWPP will utilize the expertise of a professional facilitator who will conduct meetings and trainings, promote consensus, and ensure suitable progress is made towards achieving the objectives of HWPP’s Strategic focus on Community-based Mental and Behavioral Health.
This general timeline represents approximations for the initial, anticipated activities.
Call for Subject Matter Expert, Evaluator, and Facilitator released
Leadership Team engage in planning meetings
A series of community presentations held throughout Wisconsin
Early Spring 2015
Develop Learning Community schedule of events
Call for Learning Community team members released (approximately 20)
Learning Community activities (meetings, webinars, guest speakers, research briefs, etc.)
Develop and submit plans for pilot projects
Through a competitive review, three-to-five pilot projects will be selected for advancement
January 1, 2016
Pilot projects begin
- Learning Community
The Learning Community is designed to encourage collaboration by bringing together interested partners to learn together, share knowledge, develop professional networks, and exchange ideas. The series will challenge participants to:
Review current research and evidence
Identify available and needed resources
Identify potential partners
Design grassroots policy, programmatic, environmental, and systems changes necessary to improve health
The Learning Community will consist of several activities including events and webinars. Team Members will be required to attend each event to maximize the experience and promote a robust exchange of knowledge.
It is anticipated that a request for Learning Community participants will be released in Spring 2015.