Headlines: Grants Totaling $485 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA Headlines

April 20, 2017

SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA.
Funding   |    Resources   |    Events    |    SAMHSA News


Grants Totaling $485 Million Available Soon To Combat Opioid Crisis

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced that HHS will soon provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat opioid addiction. The funding will be provided through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants administered by SAMHSA.


Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center

The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) aims to strengthen the workforce responsible for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders by conducting studies to inform workforce development and planning. A joint initiative between SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration, the BHWRC works with a national consortium of experts in mental health, substance use disorders, and health workforce research.

National Prevention Week Resource Calendar

This publication provides the most current information regarding prevention resources, tools, and activities.


April 27, 2017

Webinar: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and the Center of Excellence

Register for this webinar to learn about an approach that has been shown to strengthen child-serving programs and social and emotional outcomes for young children. This webinar will explore the practice of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and the Center of Excellence and how the Center of Excellence is supporting states, tribes, and communities.
April 27–June 8, 2017

Webcast Series: The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See

This series of four webcasts will guide members of the news and entertainment media in writing about or portraying people with substance use disorders and the reality of hope in recovery.
May 4, 2017

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of SAMHSA's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2017 on May 4 in Washington, DC.
May 9–June 13, 2017

Webinar Series: Relationships Matter!

Relationships Matter! is a series of four webinars on women's behavioral health that explores the role of relationships in the lives of women experiencing mental health and substance use issues.
May 9–June 13, 2017

Conference Calls: SOARing Over Lunch

In June 2016, SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center began a series of informal monthly calls designed to help support SOAR efforts across the country. Join these conference calls to learn how to implement local steering committees or if you have questions related to SOAR applications.
May 14–20, 2017

SAMHSA's National Prevention Week 2017: Making Each Day Count

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance focused on increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and substance use disorders. This year's theme is "Making Each Day Count."


A group of adults smiling together.

Grantees Tap Faith Communities To Help Young People

Systems of Care grantees build on the "wraparound approach," by incorporating The Open Table model to tap into resources of faith communities.