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TECHNICAL TEAM

CAPE initiated Phase Two in January 2015 and listed below is the Technical Team for this phase. 

Click here for a list of Phase One's Technical Team.

Courtney A. Cuthbertson
Extension Health and Nutrition
Michigan State University
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Joan L. Ilardo
Assistant Professor, Director Research Initiatives, Deputy Director Geriatric Education
Michigan State University
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John C. Leatherman
Professor, Extension State Specialist,
Director Office of Local Government
Kansas State University
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Cathy L. Martinez
Associate Extension Agent
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
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Melissa D. Olfert
Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Northeast Regional Coordinator, CAPE
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Rick Peterson
Southern Regional Coordinator, CAPE
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Robert S. Shupp
Professor
Michigan State University
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Scott Loveridge
Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University
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Cheryl F. St. Clair
Associate Director, National Center for Rural Health Works
Oklahoma State University
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SAMHSA Liaisons
Brandn Green
Rob Lyerla
Sharon Larson

USDA Liaison
Brent Elrod

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Betsy H. Newman

Western Rural Development Center

PRESS RELEASE

March 5, 2014

Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and University Consortium Partners in $3M Project to Improve Use of Behavioral Health Metrics.


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CAPE Leadership Team, In Photo left to right: Stephan Goetz,

Don Albrecht, Scott Loveridge, Rachel Welborn, Dee Owens,  and

Brent Elrod


March 2015

CAPE Phase II Community Partner featured in local West Virginia Newspaper.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mark Skidmore, Director

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Don E. Albrecht, Director

Western Rural Development Center
Western Regional Coordinator, CAPE
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Stephan Goetz, Director

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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Rachel Welborn, Program Manager

Southern Rural Development Center
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CAPE Phase One TIMELINE

APPLY

TOOLS

COMPARE

METRICS

CAPE is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and facilitated by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Project members are drawn from universities across the United States. 

ASSESS

TRENDS

FUNDING

CAPE - The Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation is dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices for benchmarking community behavioral health. 


Benchmarking involves assessing trends and comparing one's own metrics with those of other places. Many aspects of health are related to behaviors by individuals but the community sets the context for development of behaviors that may be healthy or unhealthy.


Community-level interventions range from policing and prisons to prenatal care. Making decisions about where to invest limited funds available at the local level for community behavioral health improvement is complex, and the answers may change with time as new health threats arise and old issues fade. 


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  1. Convene Technical Committee
  2. Technical Webinars
  3. Resource Toolkit Development and Review
  4.  Draft Instrument
  5. Call for Pilot Communities
  6. Pilot Community Selection
  7. Survey Implementation
  8. Survey Analysis
  9. Curriculum Development and Review
  10. Pilot Curriculum Delivery
  11. Technical Assistance
  12. Evaluation

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