Program Overview

What is the CCBHC Mentorship Program?

As the CCBHC model is increasingly adopted across the country, it is critical to elevate the best practices and lessons learned of experienced CCBHCs. Time and again, we hear those early in their journey asking, “How have others approached this?” The CCBHC Mentorship Program is designed to promote innovation and collaboration amongst CCBHCs through access to a broad community of peers.

Through the mentorship program, newly established CCBHCs are paired with experienced CCBHCs to support them along the early stages of meeting CCBHCs criteria and navigating transformational organizational change. In addition, all participants are connected to a community of peer CCBHCs where they can seek guidance and insights.

The CCBHC Mentorship Program is an annual program designed to:
•  Foster peer-to-peer sharing and relationships amongst CCBHCs
•  Establish a mechanism for CCBHCs to exchange ideas and crowdsource solutions
•  Elevate the best practices and lessons learned from established CCBHCs

Who Can Apply?
You are eligible to apply as a mentee if you are a:
•  First-time CCBHC expansion grantee, awarded in 2021
•  Clinic joining the new CCBHC demonstration in KY and MI
•  Clinic that will be onboarding as CCBHCs in the next year under state-driven CCBHC implementation efforts in KS, NV, MN, OK, IL or MO

What are the benefits of participating?
The greatest benefit of the CCBHC Mentorship Program is the community. Peer CCBHCs offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to tap into as you undergo your journey as a CCBHC. The mentorship program promotes community engagement through paired mentor teams for one-to-one connection, quarterly program convenings, and a virtual platform for peer-sharing and crowdsourcing solutions for your questions along the way.

Mentee Benefits
Mentorship from experienced CCBHCs – Mentees will be paired with experienced CCBHCs who commit to meeting with them at least monthly, engaging with them in mentorship sessions at least once quarterly to offer insights, sharing their experiences, and helping them navigate the realities of becoming a CCBHC.

What are the program commitments?
Program participants commit to the following:
•  Collaborative partnership with your matched mentee(s). Mentor teams are allowed flexibilities in frequency, type and approach to engaging with each other, but commit to meeting for at least an hour every month.
•  Attendance at quarterly virtual events with all program participants designed to cultivate peer sharing on best practices and lessons learned
•  Seeking and sharing knowledge with your CCBHC peers through virtual platforms.

Any other questions? Contact the National Council CCBHC team: