Headlines: Up to $110 Million Available for Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

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April 7, 2017
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Up to $110 Million Available in Grants Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

The purpose of this program is to promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral health care. The grants will also help promote services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders as well as related physical conditions and chronic diseases.

Up to $10 Million Available for Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Grants

The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.


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Cigarette Smoking Rates Significantly Higher Among Adults Experiencing Mental Illness

Adults (age 18 and older) who experienced a mental illness in the past year were more likely to smoke cigarettes than adults who had not experienced a mental illness according to a new report by SAMHSA, Smoking and Mental Illness Among Adults in the United States. For example, one in three adults who experienced a mental illness in the past year were current cigarette smokers compared with one in five adults who did not experience a mental illness (33.3% versus 20.7%).


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April 11–May 9, 2017

Webinar Series: Relationships Matter!

Relationships Matter! is a series of four webinars on women's behavioral health that explores the role of relationships in the lives of women experiencing mental health and substance use issues.
April 11–June 13, 2017

Conference Calls: SOARing Over Lunch

In June 2016, SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center began a series of informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country. Join these conference calls to learn how to implement local steering committees or if you have questions related to SOAR applications.
April 24, 2017

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 SAMHSA Voice Awards

SAMHSA's Voice Awards program honors people in recovery and their family members who are community champions to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses and addictions. The Voice Awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible. Nominations for Consumer, Peer, and Family Leaders and Television and Film Production are due by April 24, 2017.
April 27–June 8, 2017

Webcast Series: The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See

This series of four webcasts will guide members of the news and entertainment media in writing about or portraying people with substance use disorders and the reality of hope in recovery.
May 16–June 29, 2017

Training Opportunity: Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs

SAMHSA is sponsoring three upcoming training sessions for individuals working in the field of community mental health who are interested in launching and operating an assisted outpatient treatment program. Last day to register is April 7, 2017.

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Transitioning From Prison to Community

New guidelines offer behavioral health providers recommended supportive approaches to help people transition from prison successfully.