New Grant Opportunity: Reducing Health Disparities



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New Grant Opportunity

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. This program seeks to reduce the impact of significant health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations by implementing evidence-based strategies. The program aims to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, and serious mental health disorders. OMH expects to fund up to 16 cooperative agreements with up to $350,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Learn More About This Funding Opportunity Announcement and How To Apply.


Extended Weekly Maintenance on 06/14/2017

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Extended Weekly Maintenance on 06/14/2017
We will be expanding our Wednesday weekly maintenance window on 06/14/2017 to two hours between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM CDT.
We are expanding the weekly maintenance window this time so that we can perform some upgrades on our ART servers. This means that ART will be down for this period of time on 06/14/2017.
Please inform your users of this down time so that they can plan ahead for it.
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Alliance Advocacy Alert

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we need your help!
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Last month, Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget that included a substantial increase in funding for homelessness programs.

However, with the recent release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, Congress has begun the work of drafting next year’s budget. We need your help to secure another increase in funding from Congress to continue reducing homelessness in communities across the country.

Call and email your Members of Congress today, and thank them for their support in the FY 2017 budget, and reiterate our need for their continued support of increased funding in FY 2018.

You can also help mobilize your community to amplify our collective voice. Download our Community Sign-On Letter, get leaders in your community to join you in the fight to end homelessness, and send it to your Members of Congress!
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About Us

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.
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The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.
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www.endhomelessness.org

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Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.
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Headlines: Over $70 Million Available in Grants To Address the Opioid Crisis


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June 12, 2017
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Funding

Over $70 Million Available in Grants To Address the Opioid Crisis

Over $70 million is available in grants over multiple years to help communities and health care providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder.
Administered through SAMHSA, these funds will be made available through the following three grants:
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment and Prescription Drugs—Opioid Addiction: Up to $28 million to five grantees to increase access of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. MAT combines behavioral therapy and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication.
  • First Responders: Up to $41.7 million over 4 years to approximately 30 grantees to train and provide resources for first responders and members of other key community sectors on carrying and administering an FDA-approved product for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
  • Improving Access to Overdose Treatment: Up to $1 million over 5 years to one grantee to expand availability to overdose reversal medications in health care settings and to establish protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment.

Applications Available for Up to $39.5 Million in Grants To Prevent Suicide

The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are age 25 or older, that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide.

Data

Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Misuse: 2010 to 2013

From 2010 to 2013, emergency department visits where alcohol was the only substance involved accounted for 78.8 percent of all underage alcohol misuse-related visits, and visits that combined drugs and alcohol accounted for 21.2 percent of underage alcohol misuse-related emergency department visits.

Trends in Smokeless Tobacco Use and Initiation: 2002 to 2014

According to a new report, 3.3 percent of all Americans age 12 or older (8.7 million people) used some form of smokeless tobacco in the past month. In this report, smokeless tobacco refers to both chewing tobacco and snuff. The report also shows that an estimated 1 million Americans in this age group used smokeless tobacco for the first time in the past year.

Resources

Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men

This report describes selected best behavioral health practices and programs for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men.

Events

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.


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