Education and Training

​​​​​​​​​​​One of the key roles Cardinal Innovations plays in the many unique communities throughout its service area is to provide education and training opportunities for members and families, providers and local stakeholders. Supporting and hosting various training events and programs is an important way to educate people and communities and foster collaboration. Most of our training programs are free and open to the public, while some are tailored specifically for providers or local partners who may interact with individuals with mental health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use disorder diagnoses.

For a list of our upcoming training events and to register, follow this link and search for Cardinal Innovations under "Find an Event."

In our Community Operations department, our Community and Member Engagement representatives assist in the development and implementation of preventative, educational and outreach programs. They help establish and facilitate community collaboration and coordination with local stakeholders and community partners. Community and Member Engagement representatives provide general education to the community and outreach activities to unserved and under-served populations.

​For more information on our training programs, including how to schedule training in your community, you may contact your local community office.

To see how we're engaged in our ​local communities and to learn more about how we support health and wellness, look for our events under the "We're supporting…" section on our homepage.​


Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is designed to divert vulnerable individuals in crisis away from incarceration and toward treatment when possible and appropriate. The course offers specialized training to law enforcement officers and others who may respond to mental health or substance use crises, and encourages cooperation among law enforcement agencies, mental health/intellectual and developmental disabilities/substance use disorder professionals and local community agencies to meet the special needs of an individual experiencing a crisis.

Click here for a list of upcoming CIT Training events. For more information on our CIT Training, you may also contact your local community office.