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: 4R44MH111283-02
Agency Tracking Number: R44MH111283
Amount: $1,145,224.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 104
Solicitation Number: PA14-197
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-07-31
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 621513451
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
PROJECT SUMMARY In response to the growing need for training on interventions to address first episode psychosisthe Center for Social InnovationChas partnered with experts in Coordinated Specialty CareCSCto develop and test CSC OnDemandAn Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated Specialty CareThe product builds on the findings of the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia EpisodeRAISEstudiesfunded by the National Institute of Mental HealthNIMHRAISE examined team based models of care for people early in the course of schizophreniaThrough this Fast Track Small Business Innovation ResearchSBIRgrantwe will prototypetestrefineand evaluate the impact of CSC OnDemandThe platform will move teams through four levels of learningprogram readinesscore knowledgedeeperrole specific learningandsustainabilityCSC OnDemand will include self paced online modulesinteractive multimedia case studiesinstructor led online coursespeer interaction through an online discussion forum and multi site case conferencingand a central online hub to consolidate existing resources and training materials from across the fieldPhase I will build a robust prototype of the online platform and test it with fifteen to twenty providers from three sitesThis Phase will explore feasibilityacceptabilityand preliminary effectiveness of the productand will examine which components of the online platform providers find most usefulBased on our findings from Phase Iwe will refine the concept and fully build out the product to test in a larger randomized trialPhase II will use a cluster randomized non inferiority design to assess if OnDemand trainingnsitesis comparable to InPerson trainingnsitesUsing a mixed methods approachwe will examine providernoutcomessatisfactionknowledge gains retentionattitudes toward shared decision makingand clientnoutcomeswork school participationengagement in CSC servicesinpatient psychiatric hospitalizationsPhase III will roll out CSC OnDemand on a large commercial scaleCSC OnDemand will disseminate CSC training widely and ensure training quality and consistency for Cand our partnersThe overarching goal of this project is to create a scalable training model to support increased Coordinated Specialty Care across the United StatesThis model can create strong pathways to recovery for tens of thousands of young people experiencing first episode psychosis and equip CSC teams to provide caresupportand connection for these young people and their familiesPROJECT NARRATIVE Scaling effective programs to address first episode psychosis is a pressing public health needThis projectentitled CSC OnDemandAn Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated Specialty Caredelivers training for coordinated specialty care teams through online or blended online onsite implementation supportThe approach connects young people experiencing first episode psychosis with treatment and support to help them achieve positive outcomes in schoolworkfamilyand community

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