Headlines: $166 Million Awarded for HIV Prevention and Treatment


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October 19, 2017
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Funding

$166 Million Awarded for HIV Prevention and Treatment

SAMHSA has awarded grants totaling $166 million over 5 years through its Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program and its Prevention Navigator Program. The grant funding will be used to prevent HIV among high-risk populations and to treat co-occurring behavioral health disorders and HIV.

Data

Substance Use Prevention Messages Among Adolescents May Have Positive Impact

Substance use prevention programs for adolescents may decrease the influence of substance use risk factors and increase the influence of protective factors. In 2015, about three out of four adolescents aged 12 to 17 were exposed to substance use prevention messages in the media or at school, and about one out of two adolescents talked with their parents about substance use.

Resources

New Report Focuses on Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services and State Mental Health Agencies

This report highlights the structure, responsibilities, policies, services, and financing of single state agencies and state mental health agencies. The report includes discussion of efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health and efforts by state agencies to address opioid abuse and misuse.

Events

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Join the Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event: Ethics and Boundaries in Peer Support

Join SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy for a Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event. Presenters will discuss the features and importance of ethics and boundaries specific to peer support organizations. The event will highlight organizational values common to all types of peer support services, and will include information on the practical applications of ethics and boundaries to everyday peer-to-peer interactions. Participants can engage directly with presenters and other participants through live chat, polls, and other interactive features.
Thursday, November 16 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar on Clinical Best Practices in Oral Health for Individuals With Substance Use Disorders

Mark your calendar for a webinar on clinical best practices for improving the oral health of individuals with substance use disorders. The webinar will identify ways that oral health and behavioral health professionals and safety net health care systems can integrate oral health into the care of patients with substance use disorders. The webinar is hosted by SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Workforce and Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Homelessness Update

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VOLUNTEER AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR FAMILY AND YOUTH CONFERENCE!
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Looking to attend the 2018 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on March 1-2? Lend your energy to the event, and bring your leadership experience to the table.

Learn more about volunteer positions and scholarship opportunities at this year's conference in Los Angeles, California.
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PLANNING FOR NATIONAL HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK:
NOVEMBER 11-19
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The Alliance is proud to once again be a partner in National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week, November 11-19. The week is an opportunity to educate your community, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and recruit new supporters for local anti-poverty agencies.

For more than forty years, this nationwide event has helped bring together communities to declare that every person deserves a meal and a home. This year more than 750 colleges, community groups, and faith-based organizations across the nation will take part. You can help by organizing Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week activities in your own community. Visit HHWeek.org to get involved. 
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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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Join Us

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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