MassHealth’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) has prioritized In-Home Therapy (IHT) services as a focus of quality improvement efforts in FY 2016. IHT is a critically important service used by many thousands of youth and families. Yet case reviews with the Massachusetts Practice Review (MPR) have indicated extensive opportunity for improvement in IHT. MassHealth believes that IHT services could be improved if guided by a well specified, fully operationalized Practice Profile.
The IHT practice profile will build on MPR findings and the interviews that informed MassHealth’s practice guidelines. This workshop will launch an intensive process of gathering stakeholder input and reviewing research literature to complete and test the IHT practice profile.
The CBHI Office is partnering with the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center to develop a practice profile for IHT services. Together, they are working with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) for expert consultation in developing a practice profile, using a process and tool developed by the NIRN.
Prior to attending the workshop attendees are encouraged to listen to a recorded webinar to learn more about developing a usable intervention and to download a sample practice profile by clicking here.
Please note that due to space limitations this event is by INVITATION ONLY. A diverse community of IHT practitioners, leaders, and stakeholders has been invited to this workshop.
Dr. Allison Metz, Co-Director of the National Implementation Research Network, will lead the workshop. Dr. Metz has expertise in the areas of organizational and systems change, implementation science, capacity building, training and technical assistance, and coaching. She was the keynote speaker at the CBH Knowledge Center’s 2nd Annual Symposium in May 2015 and continues to partner with the Knowledge Center.