Innovative Practices Award
The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA to its accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices.
These practices must:
- raise the quality of services provided to vulnerable children and families
- be consistent with theory, practice wisdom, and expert consensus as reflected in the broader literature
The Innovative Practices Award provides the opportunity for organizations to share and be rewarded for uniquely meeting the needs of a service population and/or implementing distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.
Application and Eligibility
Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.
Each submission is comprised of an application form, case study, and abstract. Download full details and an application form.
We are currently not accepting submissions. The next round of submissions will be announced in summer 2015 - stay tuned!
Private Organization Accreditation
Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is a Local Management Entity, covering the geographic areas of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland counties. SER ensures continuity of care to consumers through access to a quality of care system available 24/7/365 days a year through management of our network provider services.
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Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer
Being a COA peer reviewer has clearly played a role in my professional development and has made me a better administrator at my own agency as a result! To be part of a professional network that is on the cutting edge of program, practice, fiscal responsibility, and insuring Best Practice across the field is an amazing opportunity.