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The Organizational Process Improvement Initiative (OPII)

Publication Date: Sep 14, 2020

The Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center Presents:
The Organizational Process Improvement Initiative (OPII)

  • Is your agency continuing to experience rapid changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Are you looking for effective ways of managing blended onsite and virtual teams?
  • Are you looking to adopt or implement new practice routines?
  • Does your agency need to take your quality and process improvement game to the next level?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center has a perfect solution – the 2021 Organizational Process Improvement Initiative (OPII). This yearlong intensive technical assistance and organizational coaching program is provided free-of-charge by the team of Pacific Southwest ATTC-affiliated expert faculty.

If selected, your agency will receive the following resources and benefits from the Pacific Southwest ATTC:

  • Complimentary registration for a team of agency representatives to participate in the virtual Change Facilitator Academy, February 23 – March 25
  • Ongoing virtual coaching and technical assistance (including monthly coaching calls) in implementing the five-phased OPII change team process
  • Participation in monthly Community of Practice virtual sessions with representatives from other agencies that are part of the 2021 OPII cohort

To receive provisional acceptance into the OPII, your agency must:

  • Provide substance use, mental health and/or behavioral health services within the geographic catchment area of the HHS Region 9 Pacific Southwest ATTC (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).
  • Identify appropriate individuals to serve as Change Team Facilitators and other members of an OPII Change Team.
  • Demonstrate executive leadership sponsorship and commitment to the agency's participation in the yearlong OPII, to include the formation and regular convening of an Agency Change Team, adherence to the phased model of the OPII, and compliance with the Pacific Southwest ATTC minimal reporting and data collection requirements.

Additional details can be found here.

Apply by October 12, 2020, as space is limited to no more than 15 agencies!

To download the full OPII flyer and apply by e-mail, please click here.

To apply online, please visit: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lDjTiozRlL6Bz7.

Please include a signed letter of commitment from your agency's executive leadership. Applications must be submitted to Shannon Bertea by email (sbertea@mednet.ucla.edu) no later than October 12, 2020.