Maintenance Scheduled for 1/28/2018: DATE CORRECTION

Mediware Logo
Bowman Client Update
Maintenance Scheduled for 1/28/2018
In response to the recently discovered "Meltdown" vulnerability, we will be performing proactive data center maintenance to secure our hosting environment and production servers. This maintenance window is scheduled to occur between Sunday, January 28th at 11pm CST and Monday, January 29th at 3am CST.
All services, including ServicePoint, ART, CommunityPoint, Qlik Sense, and SPERO will be unavailable on a rolling basis for a period of no more than 20 minutes at some point during this 4 hour maintenance window.
Please review the official Meltdown and Spectre Customer Notification document found in the the "Libraries > HACS Development & Technical Information" area of the Mediware Customer Community to learn more about the preventative measures Mediware is taking to ensure we are adequately protected from this vulnerability.
If you have any questions, please contact your Customer Care Analyst.

Mediware Information Systems, Inc.
11711 W. 79th St. | Lenexa, KS 66214 | (888) MEDIWARE
mediware.com | info@mediware.com 

New Grant Opportunities Target Serious Mental Illness, Opioid Use, Homelessness, and Early Diversion


s a m h s a

New Grant Opportunities 

SAMHSA Announces New Efforts To Advance Evidence-based Practices for Opioid Use and Serious Mental Illness
SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year 2018 Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness grants. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance (TA) for the implementation and provision of evidence-based treatment and recovery support programs for individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI). The program aims to establish a national center to deliver TA to providers, programs, and communities across the nation. SAMHSA's $14.5 million Clinical Support Services for SMI TA Center will provide training and education to providers across the country to treat the nation's most vulnerable populations.

Learn More About This Program


SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to $52 Million in Grants To Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants under its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. The funding will be used to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness along with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. Grantees will also offer treatment for substance use disorders as needed. SAMHSA expects to make as many as 16 grants of up to $500,000 or $1 million annually, depending on the grantee. The grants will be awarded for up to five years and are subject to availability of funds. 

Learn More About This Program


SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Early Diversion Grants
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion grant program totaling up to $13.4 million over the next five years. The purpose of this program is to establish or expand programs that divert adults with a serious mental illness or a co-occurring (mental and substance use) disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based services prior to arrest and booking. Special consideration will be given to applicants proposing to use grant funding to support early diversion services for veterans. SAMHSA expects to fund up to eight grantees with up to $330,000 per year for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

Learn More About This Program

Headlines: Applications Available for up to $52 Million in Grants to Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders


s a m h s a headlines
January 25, 2018
subscribe
SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA.

Funding


SAMHSA is Accepting Applications for up to $52 Million in Grants to Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants under its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. The money will be used to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness.

SAMHSA is Accepting Applications for up to $13.4 Million in Grants for Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion Grant Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion grant program totaling up to $13.4 million over the next five years. The purpose of the program is to establish or expand programs that divert adults with a serious mental illness or a co-occurring (mental and substance use) disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based services prior to arrest and booking. 

SAMHSA is Accepting Applications for up to $17 Million in Grants to Address HIV and Behavioral Health Disorders 

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $17.4 million in grants under its Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration program. The purpose of the program is to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services.

New Efforts to Advance Evidence-Based Practices for Opioid Use and Serious Mental Illness

In conjunction with the Presidential Public Health Emergency Declaration on October 27, SAMHSA announced a new Technical Assistance (TA) effort to focus on the specific needs of states and local jurisdictions to address the opioid crisis in their areas. Recently, SAMHSA released $12 million in funding to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to begin the effort to utilize local expertise to provide TA and training on scientifically based evidence-based practices to combat the nation's opioid crisis.

Events


SAMHSA Listening Session for 42 CFR Part 2

January 31, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.1 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA will hold a public listening session to solicit information concerning the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2) as required by Section 11002 of the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255). This listening session is an opportunity to provide input concerning the effect of 42 CFR Part 2 on patient care, health outcomes, and patient privacy as well as potential regulatory changes and future sub-regulatory guidance. 

SAMHSA's 14th Annual Prevention Day

February 5, 2018
SAMHSA's 14th Annual Prevention Day, held in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum, is attended by over 1,900 federal and state officials, substance abuse prevention professionals, coalition leaders, prevention and addiction researchers, consumers, and advocates in the behavioral health field from around the country. This event will be held in National Harbor, Maryland. 


SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinars

Peer Support: A Critical Component in Supported Housing Webinar

January 26, 2018 | 23 p.m. Eastern Time
This SAMHSA sponsored webinar will explore peer support within housing models and strategies to effectively include and implement the role. 

PAX Tools for Parent Peer Specialists Webinar

January 30, 2018 | 12 noon–1 p.m. Eastern Time
This SAMHSA sponsored webinar will explore the PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX). PAX is based on multiple studies of classrooms and teachers in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Best Practices in Peer Support Training Webinar

February 5, 2018 | 3:305 p.m. Eastern Time
In this SAMHSA sponsored webinar, learn from two national leaders in Peer Support training about the history, fundamentals, and best practices in training and how to join the growing network of trained and certified Peer Support Specialists.

Successfully Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and Tools Webinar 

February 6, 2018 | 2:304 p.m. Eastern Time 
This SAMHSA sponsored webinar is directed at provider management and supervisors. It will offer a framework for and specific tools on successfully employing peer specialists through:
1) Clarifying the peer specialist role;
2) Recruiting, hiring, and training of peers;
3) Educating and supporting non-peer staff;
4) Using the reasonable accommodation (Americans with Disabilities Act) Employee Assistance Programs to address job difficulties and support good performance;
5) Team building: Cross training and co-learning;
6) Key components/elements of organizational culture and infrastructure.

Reminder: NHSDC Spring 2018 Call for Sessions + Registration is OPEN




NHSDC


Reminder: Call for Session Proposals Due Feb. 2

The deadline for session proposals is fast approaching! Please remember to submit your proposals by Friday, February 2. Please read our call for for session proposals instructions and submit your conference session proposal here


Pittsburgh Here We Come! Registration is OPEN!

Registration for the Spring conference in Pittsburgh is now open. You may register for the conference itself and pre-conference activities at this time. Register here, and don't forget to book your hotel room at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh. The conference rate is a reasonable $159 per night. Please use this link or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664) to book your room. We usually sell out so advise reserving your room early!

Ann Marie Oliva to Provide Keynote

This just in: former HUD SNAPS leader Ann Oliva, now Senior Policy Advisor at CSH, will provide a keynote address at NHSDC's Spring Conference in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for more exciting updates about the conference.
 


About the National Human Services Data Consortium

The NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer education, and lifelong learning to its membership and other interested parties in the articulation, planning, implementation, and continuous operation of technology initiatives to collect, aggregate, analyze, and present information regarding the provision of human services.

Our conferences highlight the good work that you and your community are doing to leverage data in the fight to end homelessness. All communities employ different strategies and creative means to tackle the social services issues.
 

We look forward to seeing you in April!

New Publication on Finding Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal


s a m h s a

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal 

The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with SAMHSA, has developed a new fact sheet to help those in need of treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal. The new fact sheet, Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal, provides information on how to obtain proper and safe help for the treatment of opioid dependence or withdrawal and is available in English and Spanish.

Read This Fact Sheet in English

Read this Fact Sheet in Spanish 

If you or someone you know is considering treatment, please visit SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to find a reputable treatment facility near you in a quick, confidential online search.

Homelessness Update

NOFA Announced for FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the much-anticipated Notice of Funding Announcement for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).

The YHDP will select up to 11 communities, including at least five rural communities, to support in developing and implementing a coordinated community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness.
cae0f05b-5782-49a3-b3a9-b4e9f599f778.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Read our comprehensive guide on how your community can apply for YHDP funding »
2157cea7-94b8-4693-b083-64e3988037d1.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
Stream Now: Making the Connection between Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
Earlier this month, the Alliance brought together experts from the federal government, national organizations, and local providers to discuss effective responses to homelessness and the opioid crisis.

In case you missed it, the entire presentation and the associated slides are now available.
cae0f05b-5782-49a3-b3a9-b4e9f599f778.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Watch the webinar »
2157cea7-94b8-4693-b083-64e3988037d1.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
Learn how the SNAP Employment & Training Program Can Help Your Community End Homelessness
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
The SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) program helps provides access to employment and earned income to people experiencing homelessness. A new guide from the Heartland Alliance helps community-based organizations and other employment service providers determine whether SNAP E&T funding is a good fit for their organizations, and whether their state is set up to partner with service providers to access this funding.
cae0f05b-5782-49a3-b3a9-b4e9f599f778.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Read the guide »
2157cea7-94b8-4693-b083-64e3988037d1.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
Addressing the Root Causes of the Hepatitis A Outbreak in California
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine explores the recent Hepatitis A outbreak in California as a case study for using housing to improve public health. The author explains, “Health care providers understand that solving health problems involves not only treating symptoms, but also understanding and addressing root causes. The same approach is needed to end homelessness. Because health care providers must manage the enormous toll that homelessness takes on health, they have a role to play in bringing an end to the homelessness crisis.”
cae0f05b-5782-49a3-b3a9-b4e9f599f778.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Read the article »
2157cea7-94b8-4693-b083-64e3988037d1.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
The Alliance is Hiring
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
The Alliance is seeking a Director for its research and education arm, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI). HRI builds the intellectual capital around solutions to homelessness; makes sure policymakers, practitioners, and the caring public have the best information about trends and emerging solutions; and engages the media to ensure the best reporting on the issue. If you are interested in using data and research to solve a social problem, consider joining the Alliance.
cae0f05b-5782-49a3-b3a9-b4e9f599f778.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png See details and application instructions »
2157cea7-94b8-4693-b083-64e3988037d1.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
from the blog
Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
8c143745-a9c3-41fc-8bfe-f199638ae6a7.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
Applications for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Are Now Open: Here's How to Apply
d9aca708-079b-4719-b777-4689cb90b9f4.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png by Mindy Mitchell
We're so excited that U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the much-anticipated Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)! The purpose of the YHDP is to promote "comprehensive systems of care" to address youth homelessness, rather than relying on "individual or unconnected projects." That […]
The post Applications for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Are Now Open: Here's How to Apply appeared first on National Alliance to End Homelessness.
comments » 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png | 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Like Applications for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Are Now Open: Here's How to Apply on Facebook 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Google Plus One Button 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png share on Twitter
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
Final Push on Appropriations
d9aca708-079b-4719-b777-4689cb90b9f4.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png by Steve Berg
After many delays and false starts, Congress is entering the final stage in its work to enact government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2018. This will be the climax of an amazing effort by advocates all over the country, to secure appropriate funding to help get homeless people into housing. I want to thank everyone […]
The post Final Push on Appropriations appeared first on National Alliance to End Homelessness.
comments » 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png | 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Like Final Push on Appropriations on Facebook 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Google Plus One Button 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png share on Twitter
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
On the Road Again: Capacity Building Team Touches Down in Georgia and Maryland to Improve Rapid Re-Housing Outcomes
d9aca708-079b-4719-b777-4689cb90b9f4.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png by Ben Cattell Noll
The Alliance's Capacity Building Team will be on the road in 2018 to help providers implement rapid re-housing best practices and to ramp up their efforts to end homelessness. Albany, GA: home of Ray Charles, mouth-watering grilled fish… and the kickoff for a year of Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Learning Collaboratives. Through these collaboratives, the Alliance's […]
The post On the Road Again: Capacity Building Team Touches Down in Georgia and Maryland to Improve Rapid Re-Housing Outcomes appeared first on National Alliance to End Homelessness.
comments » 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png | 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Like On the Road Again: Capacity Building Team Touches Down in Georgia and Maryland to Improve Rapid Re-Housing Outcomes on Facebook 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png Google Plus One Button 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png share on Twitter
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png

121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
aaf40d1b-7bf4-4b91-a67b-c3c401103f7b.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png

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.
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
4d91bac5-05b4-4f34-8dc1-c9a9df4fef21.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png 14e79d3d-4392-4e39-be2f-e9a045405319.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png 42d92758-162c-4cd7-bc93-47d92364d882.png 121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png

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.
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png

www.endhomelessness.org

121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png

Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png
121c0764-9b1a-42dc-8400-f1a8facd863f.png