The JBS Learning Management System (LMS) provides learning management support for continuous improvement in health and health care. The LMS will host a collection of functional training modules, accessible from the internet, via a common web interface. Once registered, any grantee staff can access and learn from the modules. Users can self-register by following the Instructions for Accessing the JBS Learning Management System. Available courses are listed below with descriptions.
RCORP Guidance Modules
Congratulations on your award! Your efforts to obtain funding to assist your community’s overdose response and prevention of harm related to opioid and other substance use has yielded results. These guidance modules present you with tools to efficiently achieve your goals. Consider these e-learning modules to be helpful adjuncts to the orientation and technical assistance materials you have already received. Brief video clips from subject matter experts and current and former RCORP grantees are an added bonus. Feel free to come and go as you need—you are not being graded and do not need to approach the modules in order. Enjoy.
Stigma is a measurable barrier to achieving reductions in morbidity and mortality associated with substance use disorder (SUD)—the primary goals of RCORP Grants. Stigma surrounding SUD inhibits help-seeking, impacts access to appropriate supports, and creates significant barriers to employment, safe housing, family reunification, education, and so on. This guidance module provides definitions of stigma and internalized stigma, explores a framework to measure stigma and select target populations and tactics, offers a menu of evidence-based anti-stigma activities, and connects learners to national organizations that offer free and open-source resources.
Consortia Engagement & Retention
Partnerships are key to producing long-lasting, positive outcomes in communities, so it is important that you begin building your consortium membership at the outset of any project. This guidance module shares some key ingredients in the recipe for successful consortia building such as: bringing together diverse partners, overcoming challenges to broad sector engagement, keeping people at the table for the long run, and developing working agreements that emphasize data-sharing and sustainability.
Needs Assessment & Gap Analysis
A needs assessment is a systematic process that involves identifying and analyzing community needs and assets, prioritizing those needs, and then implementing a plan to address significant unmet needs. A proper needs assessment and gap analysis is the foundation for an effective strategic and action plan. This guidance module discusses elements generally viewed as necessary ingredients. The needs assessment process is dynamic, should involve the community itself, and can often identify unexpected stakeholders or partners to engage in the planning or implementation process.