Showing posts from September 18, 2017

Headlines: Additional $144.1 Million Awarded for Opioid Crisis

September 18, 2017 Subscribe SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA. Funding    |    Data    |    Resources    |    Events    |    SAMHSA News Funding Additional Funding of $144.1 Million Awarded for Addressing Opioid Crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an additional $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction. The grants are administered by SAMHSA. $14.5 Million in Grants Awarded for Suicide Prevention Programs SAMHSA announced the funding of up to $14.5 million in grants over several years for suicide prevention programs. The grant programs included in this SAMHSA effort are Zero Suicide and Cooperative Agreements To Implement the National Strategy for Suic

New Resource: SAMHSA Knowledge Network

New Resource: SAMHSA Knowledge Network We are pleased to announce SAMHSA's Knowledge Network website, the premier library of online behavioral health training, technical assistance, and workforce development resources for the health care community. The Knowledge Network provides a single, searchable portal to SAMHSA's publicly available online training and technical assistance content with the goal of improving the design and delivery of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This website will help health care practitioners to find specific tools and resources more easily (such as webinars, white papers, fact sheets, trainings, and videos) that span SAMHSA's broad portfolio across many disciplines and online locations. Visit the SAMHSA Knowledge Network We'd love to hear your thoughts on whether this website is useful to you. Please direct any comments, questions, or suggestio

POSTPONED: Buying Right CDBG-DR and Procurement: A Guide to Recovery Webinar - September 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM EDT

POSTPONED: HUD has decided to postpone the Buying Right: CDBG-DR and Procurement A Guide to Recovery Webinar at this time. Once an alternate date is scheduled a new announcement will be sent. This webinar will focus on procurement requirements for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery programs. This webinar will cover the latest procurement guidance under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance as provided in 2 CFR Part 200. Participation is highly encouraged. Participants will learn: Roadmap of the procurement process Procurement methods for different types of goods and services Best practices to ensure compliance with the Uniform Guidance requirements Common pitfalls in procuring goods and services by grantees Who Should Attend? This webinar is designed for all CDBG and CDBG-DR grantees, especially staff charged with purchasing goods and services. Webinar Schedule: Series Date and Time Registrat

SOARing Over Lunch Call - September 19

Join us for our September SOARing Over Lunch Call! Reminder: SOARing Over Lunch Call! Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Please join us for this informal call aimed at peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and facilitated open discussion. While there is no agenda set in advance for these calls, we do want your ideas! Please e-mail Matt Canuteson at to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like discussed on this call. Call-in/log-in information: Conference Phone: 1-866-805-9853 Conference Code:  7712924792 Please note that all phone lines will be muted; attendees will hear the presenters speaking and can sub

SP 5.12.46 Is Now Available for Training Sites

Bowman Client Update SP 5.12.46 Is Now Available for Training Sites SP 5.12.46 Is Now Available for Training Sites This version contains most of the 2017 HUD Data Dictionary updates. We are still working on completing the changes to the following areas which will be finalized by 10/1: 2.7 Project Identifiers 2.8 Additional Program Information V6 VAMC Station Number Release notes are currently being finalized, and will be posted to the Libraries area of the Mediware Customer Community by the end of Monday, 9/18. You can start getting familiar with the changes by reviewing the current Library documents that have been posted with the "2017 Data Dictionary" tag. If you do not have a training site, you can preview the changes in this version on our demo site:  - your Customer Care Analyst can provide you with credentials if you do not already have access to this demo site. If you have any questions, plea

Anaheim struggles with growing homeless crisis at river camp

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The row of tents and tarps stretches two miles along the parched riverbed and houses hundreds of homeless. The garbage-strewn strip is also the site of a popular bike path where cyclists in colorful gear zoom by those seeking food, a shower or a job. Jae C. Hong A cyclist passes the row of tents and tarps along the Santa Ana riverbed near Angel Stadium Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. Amid an uproar from residents, the city of Anaheim declared an emergency Wednesday in an attempt to cope with a ballooning homeless encampment along a popular riverbed trail and speed the addition of shelter beds. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)   Over the past two years, the trail that cuts through the heart of Southern California's Orange County has become the site of a ballooning homeless encampment that officials say has been fueled by exorbitant housing costs, mental illness and drug use. Amid an