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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Funding


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.

Resources


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.

Events


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!

SAMHSAʹs 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.

Learning Series: Peer Navigators Support People With Serious Mental Illness


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Virtual Learning Series: Peer Navigators Support People with Serious Mental Illness

Session 1: Peer Navigators To Address Health Disparities of People From Latino and African American Communities Living With Serious Mental Illness

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is pleased to announce a three-part virtual learning series. Peer navigators are people with lived experience who help individuals receiving services meet their health needs in an often fragmented health care system. Peer navigators build professional relationships to assist with arranging or getting to doctor's appointments, lab tests, office procedures, clinic visits, counselor meetings, pharmacies, and support services. The National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute developed and evaluated peer navigator programs in three federally funded projects. These projects focus on individuals living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder, individuals who have experienced homelessness, and the use of peer navigators in integrated health care. BRSS TACS will present this work in this series of webinars. You may attend individual sessions or register for all three.

Register for the Webinar


Save the Dates:
Thursday, March 8: Principles and Practices of Peer Navigators (Part 2 of 3)
Thursday, March 15: Implementation of Peer Navigator Programs (Part 3 of 3)

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Homelessness Update

Family Homelessness in the United States: a State-by-State Snapshot
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A new analysis by the Alliance finds that almost 60,000 families with children are homeless on any given night in the United States, a national rate of 7.4 families homeless out of every 10,000.

Despite high rates in some states, family homelessness has fallen in the majority of states, and nationwide it decreased by five percent between 2016 and 2017.

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Webinar 2/22: The President’s Budget Proposal and What You Can Do About It
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The president’s proposed FY 2019 budget is a blueprint for potential cuts to homelessness assistance and other essential programs. Join the Alliance for a webinar to learn what’s in store to protect these programs in the next year, and how your advocacy can help.

Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. ET

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Stream Now: Frequently Asked Questions for Low-Barrier Shelters
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The Alliance recently convened community leaders and shelter operators to answer your most challenging questions about running low-barrier emergency shelters. You can now stream the conversation and download the slides.
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Changing Punitive Shelter Rules to Simple Community Expectations
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On February 15, the Alliance kicks off the 2018 Emergency Shelter Learning Series with a brand new webinar to answer your most challenging and frequently asked questions. Throughout 2017, we were thrilled to see how many organizations across the country were making the shift to lower-barrier, housing-focused shelter models. Emergency shelters are a critical part […]
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Congress's Latest Budget Deal Will Help Us End Homelessness—If We Fight for It
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Early this morning, Congress ended a brief government shutdown and voted to finally support a budget deal. This means there is now a firm schedule for finishing work on federal spending. The two-year budget agreement increases caps on overall non-defense spending, and adds critical one-time investments for disaster recovery. The details include: $63 billion increase […]
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How Community Health Centers Helped Britney Regain Housing—and Why Congress Needs to Act Now
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This guest post is written by Regina Reed, Policy Organizer at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Britney has an infectious smile, and you can feel the hope that's bubbling inside her. Even when she and her four-year-old son Mason were bouncing around between different family members' homes, and later living in a […]
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