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Deadline: September 20, 2019

Bernalillo County: Behavioral Health Training and Education Services

There is a significant need for training and education for community members and professionals who support and interact with individuals living with behavioral health issues. These efforts are essential as they support the process of connecting individuals to services, support networks, and resources created to partner with them in meeting individual and community behavioral health challenges. In addition to this need, it is evident that the behavioral health workforce in Bernalillo County (the County) is limited and taxed. In order to extend the reach of the current workforce, the County seeks to provide education and training for the community members and professionals assisting those living with behavioral health needs.

The County will support Offerors that provide behavioral health training and education for professionals who have direct contact (due to their profession) with those living with behavioral health issues and/or community members, such as family members who may interact with individuals with behavioral health needs. This proposal recommends a two-fold approach of: (1) education interventions and (2) training interventions that aim to increase understanding and provide information on how to best support populations with behavioral health challenges. Examples of proposed training and education include programs like Mental Health First Aid (MHFA); Trauma Informed Care, Emotional Connecting, Empowering, Revitalizing (eCPR); and train-the-trainer programs that focus on raising awareness, understanding, and skills to increase the use of evidence-based programs and aid the engagement and navigation of individuals with behavioral health needs through complex services delivery system.

The target population is a broad group who could be eligible for training and/or educational interventions. This County will support training services and/or education for professionals with occupations focused on helping people with behavioral health issues, and community members who interact with people with behavioral health needs. See solicitation for more details.

Amount: Contract awards will be made. Multiple awards may be made.

Eligibility: An Offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.

Link: https://www.bernco.gov/general-services/request-for-proposals.aspx

Note: A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on August 21, 2019.

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