Pilot Awards

The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health (NCIBH) at Mayo Clinic is an innovation hub for testing, developing and disseminating best practices to improve the quality, accessibility, and effectiveness of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders in primary care through effective training models.

Through its pilot mechanism, the NCIBH funds proposals for innovative training models in integrative behavioral health (IBH) that target medical students, residents and advanced practices nurses. Proposals demonstrate the potential to improve IBH education in primary care or inform policy that shapes primary care training. NCIBH pilot programs focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula and experiential learning in IBH for primary care trainees.

Current NCIBH pilot programs include:

Essential Integrated Care Skills for Medical Providers and Trainees

  • Arizona State University
  • Matt Martin, Ph.D.
  • NCIBH Y4 Pilot Awardee

Empowering Physicians to Manage Behavioral Health Concerns in Primary Care: Expansion and Dissemination of the Change that Matters Curriculum

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Stephanie Hooker, Ph.D., L.P., M.P.H.
  • Michelle D. Sherman Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
  • NCIBH Year 4 Pilot Awardees

Building Commitment to Biopsychosocial Care: NYU Primary Care Medicine Residency Psychosocial Rounds

  • New York University Langone Health
  • Mack Lipkin, M.D., FACP, FAACH, FRSM
  • NCIBH Year 4 Pilot Awardee

Using E-Learning to Enhance Integrated Care Competencies among Primary Care Clinicians

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Christine Runyan, Ph.D.
  • NCIBH Year 3 Pilot Awardee

Augmenting Integrated Behavioral Health in an Academic Pediatric Primary Care through Education and Family Navigators

  • Cohen Children's Medical Center of Northwell Health
  • Sophia Jan, M.D.
  • NCIBH Year 3 Pilot Awardee

Future pilot programs

NCIBH is particularly interested in rapid pragmatic approaches, evaluation of best practices, and development and amplification of existing curricula as potential models to accelerate adoption of best practices in integrating IBH into existing curricula, such as those that:

  • Foster interdisciplinary curricular and experiential learning in IBH that will have meaningful results for primary care populations
  • Assist in garnering external support for large-scale studies in the field of IBH
  • Encourage additional clinician educators to become involved in the generation and evaluation of IBH training models
  • Identify innovative training programs in the field of IBH that have the potential of informing local, state, and national policy and programming

For more information on future pilot programs, contact the center.