Call for Proposals: NACBH 2023 Emerging Best Practices Conference

Innovations on the Horizon: Exploring Programs, Technology and Services for the Future


Are you a forward-thinking behavioral health leader that's focused on driving innovation, advancing the field and enhancing the delivery of care? If so, we want to hear from you. 

Through the 2023 Emerging Best Practices Conference, NACBH will provide a platform to explore new and innovative programs, technologies, and services that can improve outcomes for children and families. The conference will explore the latest trends and emerging best practices in the field that enhance the delivery of care, address challenges facing the industry, and promote equity and access to care for all children and families. If you are committed to sharing your insights and expertise with others in the industry, and would be eager to collaborate with colleagues and peers to drive innovation and advance the field, consider submitting a proposal for the NACBH 2023 Emerging Best Practices Conference.

NACBH seeks proposals for sessions that reflect at least one of the priorities below:

  • Emerging trends in children's behavioral health: Proposals in this topical area should explore new or evolving trends in children's behavioral health, such as emerging treatment modalities (e.g., teletherapy) or emerging service delivery models (e.g., integrated care).
  • Leveraging technology: Proposals in this topical area should focus on the use of technology to improve access, quality, or efficiency in children's behavioral health. Proposals could explore the use of digital tools for assessment or treatment, the integration of technology into existing services, or the development of new technology-enabled services.
  • Promising programs and practices: Proposals in this topical area should highlight programs or practices that have demonstrated positive outcomes in children's behavioral health. Proposals should focus on evidence-based interventions or evolving practices or approaches that are not yet widely adopted but show promise for improving outcomes.
  • Emerging funding opportunities: With the ever-changing landscape of healthcare funding, it is important to explore emerging funding opportunities and strategies to ensure the financial sustainability of behavioral health programs and services. Presentations in this topical area might focus on topics such as alternative funding models, grant writing strategies, best practices for managing revenue and expenses, leveraging technology for financial sustainability, and strategies for maximizing reimbursement from insurance providers.
  • Culturally responsive and inclusive practices: Proposals in this topical area should explore the intersection of culture, race, gender, and other individual characteristics with children's behavioral health. Proposals could focus on developing or implementing culturally responsive practices, addressing disparities in access or outcomes, or exploring the impact of individual characteristics or cultural factors on the development and treatment of behavioral health conditions.
  • Strategic partnerships and collaborations: Proposals in this topical area should focus on building partnerships and collaborations with other stakeholders in the children’s behavioral health field. This might include partnerships with schools, community organizations, healthcare providers, government agencies or mergers and acquisitions, and might focus on strategies for building effective collaborations, leveraging resources, and maximizing impact.
  • Data-driven quality improvement and operational practices: Proposals in this topical area should focus on the use of data analytics to drive quality improvement and operations in children's behavioral health programs and services. Presentations in this area might cover topics such as measuring and tracking outcomes, using data to identify areas for improvement, strategies for engaging families and other stakeholders in quality improvement efforts, and creating a culture of continuous improvement within organizations. Speakers might also share examples of successful quality improvement initiatives and the role that data played in driving these efforts.
  • Planning for change – Innovation, disruption and succession: Proposals in this topical area should focus on strategies for leveraging innovation and disruptive technologies to drive strategic change and transformation in the children's behavioral health field and systems of care. This could include strategies for developing and implementing strategic plans that are future-focused and responsive to emerging trends and challenges, strategies for managing risk and uncertainty, and strategies for building capacity and adaptive capacity.


Submit Your Proposal 

All proposals due June 7, 2023