The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MP-MHTTC) will improve the capacity of Region 8's states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) to expand the workforce, and use of evidence-based practices to improve patient/client outcomes. The population served will be mental health providers in Region 8, with particular attention to providers who serve rural and tribal communities. The University of North Dakota (UND) is the applicant for the MP-MHTTC, in partnership with the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education Mental Health Program (WICHE MHP). The accumulated expertise, relationships, and experience of the entities will be leveraged to ensure strong outcomes for the MP-MHTTC. The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), currently serving as UND's partner in the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (MP-ATTC), joins the collaborative effort as a MP-MHTTC sub-contractor. Technology platforms will include trainings implemented in a Project ECHO format and 26 Enhanced Professional Learning Series will be offered through interactive technology. A goal of the training is to help create 18 sustainable Communities of Practice (CoP). Four Leadership Academies will be offered which will explore opportunities for system change and help build learning communities and 1,000 SMS text messages will be sent annually as learning extenders or micro-education. A robust website will be designed and maintained to serve as a Center of Excellence for Region 8 by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at UND who have experience with the Rural Health Information Hub. The website ensures distribution of evidence-based materials and that efforts are well marketed. By the end of year one, 10,000 people will have accessed the website and 20,000 people will receive information about training an TA opportunities and how to access materials. An assessment of providers' training needs will be conducted which will ensure that topics of demand are provided and in a format desired. An advisory board, which will guide project activities will be formed with representatives from all states within the region; 50% of them having lived experience. Approximately 1,250 unduplicated individuals will be served annually; leading to an estimated 6,250 unduplicated individuals served over the lifetime of the grant. At least 25% of trainees will share training information or materials with others and apply what they have learned to their work and at least 70% of trainees will have adequate knowledge and skills in the training topic area.