Showing posts from May 2, 2019

BLOG: Using data to improve care coordination

How data can help your agency plug into the new world of outcomes-based care Health care providers and payers are now recognizing the vital role that Community Based Organizations (CBOs) play in maintaining the health of the people they serve. However, a client who receives multiple home and community-based services (HCBS) and has several doctors and clinics all providing care at the same time is at high risk of getting lost in the system. Coordinated care requires extensive data sharing among all providers. Here are some common obstacles to data sharing, along with promising initiatives that can help your agency become a vital component of your local health care continuum. Read the blog.   Read the blog

Headlines: Latest News from SAMHSA

May 2, 2019 The SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA. Grant Application Opportunities Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants SAMHSA is accepting applications for Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA). The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities. SAMHSA plans to issue 11 grants of up to $550,000 per year for up to 2 years. Application Due Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 Provider's Clinica l Support System – Universities Grants SAMHSA is accepting applications for Provider's Clinical Support System – Universities (PCSS-Universities) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an Opioid Use Disorder seeking

FY 2018 CoC Program Grant Consolidation Data Collection

Resources and assistance to support HUD's community partners FY 2018 CoC Program Grant Consolidation Data Collection In the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition, HUD was pleased to see many recipients consolidate grants. HUD published a new resource FY18 CoC Project Consolidation: A Blueprint for Understanding How They Work to clarify for recipients, CoCs, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Leads how the consolidated projects should be set up in HMIS. This brief document covers: How HUD CoC funds should be drawn from the terminating grants through the end of their operating year How Annual Performance Reporting (APR) is handled on both the terminating grants and the consolidated grant How an HMIS should manage the client records of the terminating grants HMIS Lead agencies should pay careful attention to the guidance in this document to ensure that the data will be correct

VA Home Loan Tips, Xbox Adaptive Controllers, #CarryTheLoad Across the Country, Mental Health Month

Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors The Moment When Recovery Begins Life is made up of countless moments. And in a Veteran's mental health journey, these moments may signify small steps or major milestones in the larger recovery process — when the Veteran decided to seek help, responded to a loved one who reached out, or felt that things were finally turning around. One moment can make a difference. Get inspired — Watch and read more than 600 stories of Veterans who acted on their moment.  LEARN MORE Xbox Adaptive Controller is helping VA medical centers support Veterans Microsoft is partnering with the VA to provide  Xbox Adaptive Controller  units to 22 initial VA rehab centers across the U.S. VA staff will engage with Veterans using the equipment and share feedback with Microsoft on therapeutic utility and the