SAMHSA is accepting applications for its Assertive Community Treatment grants. The grants will be used to improve behavioral health outcomes by reducing the rates of hospitalization and death for people with a serious mental illness (SMI). SAMHSA expects that the program will also reduce the rates of substance use, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system among people with SMI.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery (Short Title: National Center-TFR) grant program totaling up to $5 million over the next 5 years. The purpose of this program is to establish a national center with specialized subject matter expertise to provide training and technical assistance to states, local governments, tribal communities, behavioral health organizations, primary care providers, clinicians, peers, families, and other stakeholders to help reduce tobacco use among persons with behavioral health disorders, with an emphasis on individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
View presentations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 2017 virtual meeting, "State-Of-The-Art: Research, Models, Promising Practices, and Sustaining Integrated Care." National experts from HHS and federal grantees spoke about best practices in primary and behavioral care integration.
SAMHSA, together with Massachusetts General Hospital's Recovery Research Institute, is offering a webcast series. The four-part series educates health care professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders and related conditions. The webinar on April 26 will discuss why addiction is a disease and why it is important.
The upcoming webinar in this series will consider how Wellness Recovery Action Plan tools for crisis and pre-crisis planning can promote engagement and positive relationships between individuals and service providers. The final webinar in the series on May 23, 2018, will discuss social media and other technology as emerging tools for outreach and engagement in behavioral healthcare.