Project Highlights
KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION, TOBACCO CULTURE CHANGE INITIATIVE

The Center for Behavioral Health Initiatives is supporting the Kansas Health Foundation and seven KHF grantees in fostering meaningful and sustainable change in tobacco use and attitudes toward tobacco use in mental health service settings.



PEER SPECIALIST TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

In calendar year 2015, CBHI trained 218 candidates for certification.



CRO LEADERSHIP RETREAT

A team of CBHI organization specialists and peer support training faculty worked with leaders from mental health consumer-run organizations across Kansas to develop, implement, and support a two-day educational experience. The program emphasized building and enhancing peer support programs during times of change.



KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

CBHI staff worked with the Kansas Department of Corrections to design and provide a three-day training curriculum on recovery practices in a corrections environment.



IDAHO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

CBHI staff traveled to Boise, Idaho to train, test, and certify a cohort of peer specialists. In addition, our team worked with Idaho Behavioral Health before and after the training to provide train-the-trainer support, that the program in Boise might be sustainable.



CROSSWINDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

CBHI field support and technical assistance has focused on strengthening program capacities and revenue, expanding the impact of peer support services and identifying practices that are worthy of replication in other community mental health settings. In 2015-2016, CrossWinds increased peer support program revenue and staff salaries, expanded peer support to crisis prevention and participated in focus group studies to identify key components of effective peer-delivered services.