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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IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 6 May 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.

CPI NewsBrief: Happy Nurses Month!

  • 5 May 2021

Dear Nurses:

Honoring our nurses statewide has never been more important than now, given their role in responding to the pandemic. Throughout May, we take a moment to honor all nurses and support the nursing profession. Thank you for all of your help, support and compassion.

CPI NewsBrief: Melissa Hinds Named CPI’s Associate Director of Health and Technology

  • 2 May 2021

We are pleased to announce that Melissa Hinds, MSN, RN, Director of the Online Assistance Unit, has been promoted to Associate Director of Health and Technology at the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI). Melissa Hinds is a registered nurse who oversees and develops curriculum, coordinates projects and implementation activities for the System Transformation initiatives, contributes healthcare knowledge across CPI activities and products, and ensures that CPI's technology platform runs smoothly to meet our Center's increasing needs, both internally and with our external partners. Ms. Hinds also supports the technical component of the FEMA – NY Project Hope grant and has overseen work on a previous SAMHSA initiative (Recovery to Practice) and several Columbia School of Nursing grant projects (E-LINC and CALA).

CPI NewsBrief: Cognitive Health Solutions Module Now Available

  • 18 April 2021

Did you know that: 

  • Cognition refers to a person’s ability to process, understand, remember and use information. 
  • People can benefit from cognitive health services if better cognitive skills would help them accomplish things they value doing. 
  • When people do not know how to talk about cognition, cognitive health gets ignored. 


This new online training module uses video vignettes, animations and specially designed interactive exercises to help learners: 

  • Speak with others about cognitive health and cognitive health services, 
  • Look for signs of cognitive problems, 
  • Identify who is appropriate for cognitive health services and when to prioritize a referral, and  
  • Engage clients in specific cognitive health services that are personalized to their needs 

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.


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