Free SAMHSA Learning Collaborative Opportunity

Do you want to securely and effectively increase behavioral health information in your health information exchange?
Do you want to provide your patients greater control over sharing their health information?
Is your organization planning to implement data segmentation or consent management tools?

If so, you may be interested in a free 6-month Delivering Information through Segmentation and Consent (DISC) Learning Collaborative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

What is the DISC Learning Collaborative? The DISC Learning Collaborative is designed for health information exchanges (HIEs), primary health care organizations and practices, behavioral health care organizations, local health agencies, and others interested in expanding their capacity to electronically share sensitive health information, particularly behavioral health information.

What are the Goals of the DISC Learning Collaborative? The DISC Learning Collaborative will help you to increase the integration of behavioral health information across the continuum of care through data segmentation and to empower patients to control access to their health information through consent management.

What will I Learn from the DISC Learning Collaborative? By participating in the DISC Learning Collaborative, you can expect to:
  • Increase integration of behavioral health data across the care continuum
  • Gain knowledge about regulations and technologies regarding data segmentation and consent management
  • Learn about the skills and considerations needed to move forward with implementing these functions in their own organizations
  • Increase readiness to implement data segmentation and consent management solutions
How does the DISC Learning Collaborative Work? DISC Learning Collaborative participants will participate in:
  • One 1-hour webinar with all DISC Learning Collaborative participants per month
  • Two 1-hour coaching calls with the full team and the team’s coach per month
  • An additional 5 hours each month to work with teammates on supplementary activities
How can I Participate in the DISC Learning Collaborative? Attached is an DISC Learning Collaborative Application. It provides information about the background, purpose, expectations, and eligibility to participate in the DISC Learning Collaborative. It includes everything you need to apply for the DISC Learning Collaborative.

What is the Application Deadline? As described in the DISC Learning Collaborative Application, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, February 10, 2017. Applications must be submitted electronically to

Questions? If you have questions about the DISC Learning Collaborative, please submit them by email to

Reflections on Recovery: An Interview With Michael Botticelli


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Reflections on Recovery: An Interview With Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy

Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, was recently interviewed about his work, the relationship between the Office of National Drug Control Policy and SAMHSA, and where the field of recovery is headed. Read the full interview on the SAMHSA News webpage.
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Register Today: Briefing for CPD Stakeholders on the Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification - February 6, 2017 - 2 PM EST

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) invites you to participate in a briefing that will include a detailed discussion of Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification for CPD Formula grant program stakeholders. Please note, this webinar is for grantees, interest groups, and field offices only.


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