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CSC OnDemand: An Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated Specialty Care

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R44MH111283-01
Agency Tracking Number: R44MH111283
Amount: $329,552.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 104
Solicitation Number: PA14-197
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-10-15
Small Business Information
Needham, MA 02494-3146
United States
DUNS: 621513451
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (617) 467-6014
Research Institution

In response to the growing need for training on interventions to address first episode psychosis the Center for
Social Innovation C has partnered with experts in Coordinated Specialty Care CSC to develop and test
CSC OnDemand An Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated Specialty
Care The product builds on the findings of the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode RAISE
studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH RAISE examined team based models of
care for people early in the course of schizophrenia Through this Fast Track Small Business Innovation
Research SBIR grant we will prototype test refine and evaluate the impact of CSC OnDemand The
platform will move teams through four levels of learning program readiness core knowledge deeper
role specific learning and sustainability CSC OnDemand will include self paced online modules interactive
multimedia case studies instructor led online courses peer interaction through an online discussion forum and
multi site case conferencing and a central online hub to consolidate existing resources and training materials
from across the field
Phase I will build a robust prototype of the online platform and test it with fifteen to twenty providers from three
sites This Phase will explore feasibility acceptability and preliminary effectiveness of the product and will
examine which components of the online platform providers find most useful
Based on our findings from Phase I we will refine the concept and fully build out the product to test in a larger
randomized trial Phase II will use a cluster randomized non inferiority design to assess if OnDemand training
n sites is comparable to InPerson training n sites Using a mixed methods approach we will
examine provider n outcomes satisfaction knowledge gains retention attitudes toward shared
decision making and client n outcomes work school participation engagement in CSC services
inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations
Phase III will roll out CSC OnDemand on a large commercial scale CSC OnDemand will disseminate CSC
training widely and ensure training quality and consistency for C and our partners The overarching goal of
this project is to create a scalable training model to support increased Coordinated Specialty Care across the
United States This model can create strong pathways to recovery for tens of thousands of young people
experiencing first episode psychosis and equip CSC teams to provide care support and connection for these
young people and their families

Scaling effective programs to address first episode psychosis is a pressing public health need This project
entitled CSC OnDemand An Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated Specialty
Care delivers training for coordinated specialty care teams through online or blended online onsite
implementation support The approach connects young people experiencing first episode psychosis with
treatment and support to help them achieve positive outcomes in school work family and community

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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