The Annapolis Coalition was commissioned by the National Coordinating Office of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network to conduct a review of learning collaboratives. Learning collaboratives have been widely used in general healthcare and in behavioral health as a strategy for quality improvement and implementation of evidence-based practices. This review was to assist technical assistance providers in better understanding and using this approach to change management. It addresses these questions:
What are learning collaboratives?
What is the evidence for their effectiveness?
What are their key elements?
How have they been applied in behavioral health?
What are best practices for use in behavioral health?
The review concludes with a summary of key findings and a set of recommendations for technical assistance providers, a list of resources and a webinar. Read the summary, download the reports and watch the webinar here.