Remembering Alyson Rush, LMSW
The founding visionary behind Improving MI Practices was devoted to educating Michigan’s behavioral health workforce.Learn More
IMP is an effort to raise awareness and to support the recovery efforts of individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness and substance use disorders. IMP is intended to be a continually improving resource, adjusted as needed, to best meet the needs of stakeholders across Michigan. We believe offering opportunities to improve provider’s knowledge and skills through education, resources, and engagement— we all can promote a brighter, healthier future for everyone. As a visitor to IMP, we consider you to be a partner in our ongoing development and we invite you to become a member by creating a free account. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any input, ideas, or suggestions for improvement.
IMP is supported with federal Community Mental Health block grant funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA), the Community Practices and Innovations Section (CPI) and the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA).
IMP is a top choice in online education and resources for the evidence-based, best, and promising practices used throughout Michigan’s community mental health and substance misuse programs. IMP offers professional development opportunities that include the information you need to stay up to date. You can find valuable resources that ensure best practices in your area of expertise. You can also learn about many other practice areas on IMP. All completed courses provide certificates and many offer free continuing education contact hours (CEUs).
In Michigan, MIFAST visits provide technical assistance in moving the publicly funded behavioral health system toward ever improving practice implementation and greater fidelity to individual evidenced-based practice models. The focus is on peer led technical assistance teams as opposed to a formal site visit or audit. Generally, Michigan Department of health and Human services (MDHHS) staff are not members of a MIFAST review team.
Agency accounts provide a centralized solution that allows management of specific course assignments to individual employees, notification reminders and confirmation of completed coursework-all in one place.
Looking for an easy solution to onboarding new staff? IMP allows you to create custom curriculums and assign them to new employees. Agency accounts make it easy for training coordinators to ensure staff stay proficient and up to date.
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