Up to $2 Million Available for a Grant to Improve Health Care for the Hispanic/Latino Community

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February 22, 2018
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Up to $2 Million Available for a Grant to Improve Health Care for the Hispanic/Latino Community

SAMHSA is accepting applications for one grant of up to $2 million for the Targeted Capacity Expansion - Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program.
The purpose of this program is to strengthen the specialized behavioral and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Hispanic and Latino populations. 

SAMHSA and VA Announce Cities Participating in the Mayor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

SAMHSA and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the cities that will participate in the first group for the Mayor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Albuquerque, NM; Billings, MT; Richmond, VA; Helena, MT; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ will form interagency teams to increase suicide prevention support for veterans in their communities.


TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorders

This Treatment Improvement Protocol reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD. 

New Fact Sheet: Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks.


Criminal Justice, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and People with Mental Illnesses

February 26, 2018 2:30-4 p.m. Eastern Time

This SAMHSA sponsored webinar will discuss how mental health, criminal justice, and correctional programs can work together to meet Americans with Disabilities Act obligations and ensure an array of services that reduce the likelihood that people with mental illnesses will enter the criminal justice system.

Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting

February 27, 2018 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

This SAMHSA sponsored webinar will explain the self-direction model and how it is used for organizing supports in which the participant manages an individual budget to purchase a variety of services and goods used to facilitate their recovery journey.

National Partners' Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases: Part 2 - Health Policy Perspectives

March 8, 2018 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time

Panelists will describe the use of existing federal guidance, policies, and resources that support their efforts – at the local, state, and national levels – to respond to the opioid epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

Nominate Now for SAMHSA's 2018 Voice Awards!

SAMHSA╩╣s Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome. All nominations are due by March 16, 2018.