Headlines: $166 Million Awarded for HIV Prevention and Treatment

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October 19, 2017

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$166 Million Awarded for HIV Prevention and Treatment

SAMHSA has awarded grants totaling $166 million over 5 years through its Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program and its Prevention Navigator Program. The grant funding will be used to prevent HIV among high-risk populations and to treat co-occurring behavioral health disorders and HIV.


Substance Use Prevention Messages Among Adolescents May Have Positive Impact

Substance use prevention programs for adolescents may decrease the influence of substance use risk factors and increase the influence of protective factors. In 2015, about three out of four adolescents aged 12 to 17 were exposed to substance use prevention messages in the media or at school, and about one out of two adolescents talked with their parents about substance use.


New Report Focuses on Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services and State Mental Health Agencies

This report highlights the structure, responsibilities, policies, services, and financing of single state agencies and state mental health agencies. The report includes discussion of efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health and efforts by state agencies to address opioid abuse and misuse.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Join the Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event: Ethics and Boundaries in Peer Support

Join SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy for a Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event. Presenters will discuss the features and importance of ethics and boundaries specific to peer support organizations. The event will highlight organizational values common to all types of peer support services, and will include information on the practical applications of ethics and boundaries to everyday peer-to-peer interactions. Participants can engage directly with presenters and other participants through live chat, polls, and other interactive features.
Thursday, November 16 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar on Clinical Best Practices in Oral Health for Individuals With Substance Use Disorders

Mark your calendar for a webinar on clinical best practices for improving the oral health of individuals with substance use disorders. The webinar will identify ways that oral health and behavioral health professionals and safety net health care systems can integrate oral health into the care of patients with substance use disorders. The webinar is hosted by SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Workforce and Bureau of Primary Health Care.