The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health’s mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence-based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery-oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH’s system-transformation initiatives.


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CPI NewsBrief: CPI is Working with the NYS Office of Mental Health to Create Resources for NY Project Hope

  • 14 April 2021

NY Project Hope is a NYS Office of Mental Health program, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers manage and cope with changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. NY Project Hope offers an emotional support helpline, access to crisis counselors, educational materials, and trusted referrals. 

CPI NewsBrief: Two Recent Webinars Featuring Pat Deegan Now Available on CPI’s Website

  • 11 April 2021

As noted in a February News Brief, one year ago Patricia Deegan, Ph.D. published a thought-provoking column in the journal Psychiatric Services called “The Journey to Use Medication Optimally to Support Recovery”. In this column, Pat identified eight common challenges people face on this journey. You can access this article here.

Since that time, Pat has developed a series of videos and handouts focusing on the common challenges people face when considering psychiatric medicine. She has included these resources in a curriculum available in the Center for Practice Innovations’ learning management system that provides guidance to prescribers and other practitioners about how to discuss these important issues with those taking or considering use of psychiatric medicine.  In addition, videos developed specifically for participants in care and a series of handouts that help people to think through the medication-related challenges that they face are available on CPI’s website ( 

Catalogues Are Now Available for CPI's Learning Management System and Website Consumer Portal

  • 8 April 2021

Did you know that we now have two catalogues that describe our e-learning resources? 

The Online Module Catalogue lists and provides information about 90+ online modules that are currently found in our Learning Management System (

The Consumer and Family Portal lists and provides information for providers, consumers and their families.

CPI NewsBrief: New Suicide Prevention Module is Now Available: Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment with Youth

  • 6 April 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Over the last 10 years, suicide rates among youth aged 10 to 17 have increased 88%
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for this age group, and accounts for more deaths than all natural causes combined
  • In 2017, 17% of high-school aged adolescents reported seriously considering suicide and 7% made an attempt
  • The greatest increase in suicide rates over the past decade are among 10 to 14 year-olds, particularly girls
  • Native American youth have the highest suicide rates, at two to three times the national average
  • African-American, Latinx and multi-racial youth report higher rates of suicide attempts than their white counterparts
  • LGBTQ+ youth are 3-5x more likely to make a suicide attempt than non-LGBTQ+ youth, with 23% of LGB youth and 40% of transgender youth attempting during adolescence

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 14 January 2021

Access a list of OMH-licensed programs where at least one staff person has earned an Integrated Mental Health Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) certificate. People earn an IMHATT certificate after completing 29 online training modules that include basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders including tobacco dependence.


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