NNEDLearn 2017

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to be offering its seventh annual training for community-based organizations, NNEDLearn 2017, an opportunity for NNED members to learn and implement evidence-based, adapted, and culturally-specific behavioral health practices. This training model includes an on-site training and follow-up virtual coaching sessions. The on-site training will be held March 26–29, 2017 at the Tamaya Hyatt in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. The application period for NNEDLearn 2017 is now closed.


This year during the on-site NNEDLearn 2017 training in New Mexico, participants collaborated and transformed during the NNED-a-thon! The NNED-a-thon was a new opportunity for NNEDLearn 2017 participants to engage with each other in teams to solve a challenge. NNEDLearn 2017 participants were requested to browse all components of the NNED website prior to their arrival in New Mexico in preparation for the NNED-a-thon. Learn more about the NNED-a-thon.

Stay tuned to see NNED-a-thon winners showcased on the NNED homepage!

The following video shows highlights from NNED-a-thon 2017. Participants collaborated to develop strategies focused on enriching the NNED and cultivated approaches focused on implementation and sustainability of best practices learned from the on-site NNEDLearn 2017 meeting!

NNEDLearn 2017 and the NNED-a-thon were a success. Thank you for the high energy and positive turnout!


What is the NNEDLearn model?

Recognizing that it takes more than a two-day training to implement new practices or programs, the full NNEDLearn training model consists of four critical components: Prepare (introductory webinars, other readiness activities); Learn (2½ day intensive, face-to-face training); Implement (follow-up virtual coaching sessions, other follow-up activities); and Sustain (efforts to sustain practice, surveys on outcomes/impact). Objectives for each NNEDLearn stage are:

NNEDLearn Model

NNEDLearn 2017 will offer five training tracks:

What are the requirements for participation?

Organizations can propose three to five team members for participation, including one team leader. See the training track webpage for more information on participant criteria.

Each organization was asked to submit an application demonstrating readiness, fit and commitment to training and implementation. The application deadline was Thursday, January 19, 2017.

SAMHSA will cover travel and lodging for teams to participate in the Learn stage (on-site training in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico). NNED membership is required for NNEDLearn participation. If you are not a NNED member you can sign up now, please allow 24-48 hours for your account to be activated.

Questions? Email NNED@nnedlearn.net.

Learn about previous NNEDLearn trainings