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.

On Track NY


CPI NewsBrief: Stephen Smith, Ph.D. joins CPI Staff as an Implementation Specialist/Trainer

  • 1 July 2019

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Smith, Ph.D. has joined our staff as an Implementation Specialist/Trainer for the OnTrackNY initiative. In this role, he will work directly with OnTrackNY teams across NYS.

CPI NewsBrief: CPI's FIRST in a Series of New Psychopharmacology Modules is Now Available -- Treatment Resistant and Late Life Depression: An Update for Prescribing Clinicians

  • 4 June 2019

This is the first online training module designed for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who have been in the prescribing workforce long enough to have mastered the basic elements of prescribing psychotropic medications and to have reasonable familiarity with available medications. The primary focus is on the dissemination of knowledge regarding newly approved medications, important recent findings for a particular content area, and an emphasis on established evidence-based practices that appear to be underutilized.

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 31 May 2019
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: New Courses Available: Improving LGBT health throughout the life span!

  • 6 May 2019

Did you know:
that eliminating LGBT health disparities and enhancing efforts to improve LGBT health are necessary to ensure that LGBT individuals can lead long, healthy lives? The many benefits of addressing health concerns and reducing disparities include:
  • Reductions in disease transmission and progression
  • Increased mental and physical well-being
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Increased longevity

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

  • 4 April 2019

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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