Replicating the BasicNeeds Model for Mental Health and Development in the U.S.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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  • Completed

Replicating the BasicNeeds Model for Mental Health and Development in the U.S.

IPIHD/Duke brings significant and deep understanding of evaluation and replication of innovative models though our global engagement and activities, as well as planning for program design and implementation. In addition, through extensive networks, IPIHD/Duke provides access to experts in US health systems, mental health care in the US, and health policy. IPIHD/Duke will support this project as a subcontractor to BasicNeeds. In this role, IPIHD will support the full scope of work for the full proposal. More specifically, IPIHD's role will include the following. 1. **Participate in Steering Committee** - The core collaborators, BasicNeeds UK, BasicNeeds US, and IPIHD/Duke will be represented on the project Steering Committee, which will coordinate and oversee the overall work of the project. 2. **Manage the Advisory Board** - IPIHD will manage the establishment and management of an Advisory Board for the project, involving key stakeholders for guidance on US implementation; this group will be actively engaged throughout the planning process to ensure that broad expertise is incorporated into the planning stage. We would expect the Advisory Board to meet in-person twice over the period of this planning project. We initially expect the Advisory Board to include senior representatives of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the International Center for Social Franchising (ICSF), Duke University, Brookings Institution, and SAMHSA. We will also include experts on US community development and US health policy and the voice of PWMIE and their families on this Advisory Board, and will potentially bring on other members depending on the geographic area and population targeted, based on local expertise. The final composition of the Advisory Board will be made by the Steering Committee, and will be dependent on willingness of various representatives to participate. 3. **Contribute to feasibility study and report** - IPIHD will collaborate with BasicNeeds on the fieldwork and landscape analysis that will inform a US feasibility study. This will include evaluating and analyzing various models for sustainability, especially focused on social franchising as the preferred business model for US implementation of the BN model. IPIHD will work with BN on preparing a data collection instrument and in investigating potential US implementation partners for the BN model. Based on this data collection instrument, IPIHD will collaborate with BN to identify potential US implementation partners and to engage these organizations to obtain further insights about their fit and interest in partnering for US implementation. 4. **Contribute to US implementation business plan** - IPIHD will work closely with BasicNeeds to help draft a business plan for US implementation, which would detail the customized components of a business franchise opportunity within the US context, and would include the financial modeling for sustainable US implementation of the BN model. Input and guidance from the Advisory Board will be incorporated into this plan. 5. **Assist in development of program design and plan** - IPIHD will assist BasicNeeds in the development of a detailed program design and plan for US implementation of the BN model. This plan is intended to include details such as identification of likely US implementation partner(s); target population; geographic location and catchment area for implementation; timelines and milestones for US implementation; detailed implementation plan with metrics and evaluation strategy. This document will be collaboratively developed by the BasicNeeds and IPIHD/Duke team in collaboration with the selected/identified US implementation partner(s). 6. **Develop and submit funding proposals for US implementation (Phase Two)** - Working closely with BasicNeeds as well as US implementation partners, IPIHD/Duke will identify potential funders for US implementation

Last updated on February 18, 2022