Showing posts from June 30, 2017
New Report: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older
New Report Now Available: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is pleased to announce the release of a new short report, Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older . The report, based on data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, highlights the number of American adults with substance use disorders in the past year and trends in substance use disorders between 2002 and 2014. Reducing substance use disorders and related problems among adults is critical for mental and physical health, safety, and quality of life. Access the Full Report
New IDIS FAQs Now Available on the HUD Exchange
Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the HUD Exchange. FAQs provide guidance on commonly asked questions. View the FAQs on the IDIS FAQs page. The newly added FAQs address: How to edit grantee program contact information How to revise a Target Completion Due Date for a CDBG remediation plan How to correct a CDBG activity setup when it shows as 'not ready to fund' How to add a year to the PR26 report If you have a question that is not answered by the existing FAQs, please submit your question through the HUD Exchange Ask a Question (AAQ) portal . On Step 2 of the question submission process, select "IDIS: Integrated Disbursement and Information System" in the "My question is related to" drop down list, and then select the related program to which your question belongs. The IDIS resource pages provide guidance, tools, and webinars to assist grantees in using IDIS.
News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Putting People First How DESC in Seattle, Washington, Connects People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing Every year, DESC helps hundreds of men and women who are disabled by serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders to move off the streets and into supportive housing using a Housing First approach. To understand more about how DESC successfully connects people with opioid use disorders to housing options, we spoke with Daniel Malone, DESC's Executive Director . People Experience Homelessness, They Aren't Defined By It. Let's Make Sure Our Language Reflects That. In the past, we've written about why it's important to pay attention to how we talk about the work we do in order to build support in our communities for ending homelessness. But how we talk about the people we serve is just as critical. At USICH, we refer to the individuals and families we are working