SSVF Submission Update

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SSVF Data Collection Update
We are aware of the recent announcement sent out by the VA in regards to data collection/reporting changes. We will update ServicePoint in time for the deadline provided by the VA.
Here is a synopsis of the full announcement:
The VA wants to collect employment information and is adding "R6 Employment Status" as a required element to collect at project start and project exit for heads of households and adults served in SSVF-funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing programs.
We, the vendor, have until April 30, 2018 to make this new field available in ServicePoint. The assessment question is currently available in ServicePoint and is in use by RHY providers. So you will need to copy your SSVF assessments and add this question to it to begin data collection. Please contact your CCA if you'd like assistance updating your assessments.
We, the vendor are also required to make it available in the SSVF export for the June, 2018 export. We will send out an announcement in the future when this change has been made to the SSVF export.
We highly recommend reading the full announcement which is available on the listserv for SSVF Grantees.

Please contact your CCA if you have further questions.
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Headlines: Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

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March 8, 2018
SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA.

National Partners' Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases: Part 2 – Health Policy Perspectives

March 8, 2018 | 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Panelists will describe the use of existing federal guidance, policies, and resources that support their efforts – at the local, state, and national levels – to respond to the opioid epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.


New SAMHDA Feature – Restricted-use Data Analysis System

The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has launched a new section of its website, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (RDAS). Like the publicly accessible Public-use Data Analysis System, RDAS is a user-friendly application for online analyses to create and output crosstabs and perform logistic regression from your web browser. Only data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health are available in this initial release. Because RDAS data are restricted, all results returned will comply with SAMHSA's disclosure limitations.


Creating Safety: Peer Support in Times of Crisis Webinar

March 14, 2018 | 12:302 p.m. Eastern Time
The final webinar in the Crisis Response Spotlight Series will focus on crisis services that integrate peer specialists and will highlight how peer support assists in crisis stabilization by building trusting relationships and connecting people to needed services.

Innovations in Linkages and Referrals Webinar

March 14, 2018 | 1:303 p.m. Eastern Time
Innovative linkage and referral programs designed and delivered by Peer Specialists with lived experience are increasing engagement with, and commitment to, the recovery process. Higher levels of retention are a result of the social support that are at the center of peer-led services. This webinar will discuss how the practices included in the CSU PeerLink and RMHI Peer Engagement programs have extended peer-to-peer outreach and use of recovery services.

Webinar: Opioids in Indian Country Part I: Understanding the Problem

March 14, 2018 | 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will examine how opioid use is affecting Indian Country and what tribal communities are doing to combat this growing problem.

Nominate Now for SAMHSA's 2018 Voice Awards!

SAMHSAสนs Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome. All nominations are due by March 16, 2018.

It's Time! Mediware Boot Camp Registration Now Open!


Mediware Boot Camp
Registration is now open for
the Mediware Boot Camp!
Seating is limited -- register now!
Dear Jason,
It's time to register for Mediware Boot Camp, May 15-16, 2018, in Austin! Join us for two jam-packed days of discovery, hands-on training and collaboration with your peers from across the country. There is so much to cover, we have broken out the schedule into three separate tracks: one for ServicePoint, one for Qlik Sense, and one for our Spero software customers.
  • ServicePoint Track. Delve into the newest innovations we're adding to ServicePoint 6. You can share your feedback and ideas, and have your voice heard as we work toward finalizing ServicePoint 6! 
  • Qlik Sense Track. ServicePoint customers with Premium (Ad hoc) licenses can explore some phenomenal ways this analytics tools can open up new growth opportunities. We'lll look at new reports and share novel ways you can leverage the flexibility of this powerful dashboarding tool.
  • Spero Track. Empower you and your staff to better serve your rescue mission! You'll benefit from advanced user training, back end configuration, client sharing and demonstrations, and an open discussion on Spero development.
One of the most valuable aspects of Boot Camp is the time you will spend with your fellow leaders. You can ask questions and discuss the pressing issues of the day with friends who have solved the same problems you may be facing.
Register today! Registration for the two-day event is $695 and a special room rate of $199 has been reserved for you at the AT&T Center in Austin where the event will be held.
Don't delay, as seating and space at the hotel is limited! 


Homelessness Update

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Catch Up On the 2018 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness

Even if you couldn’t make it to Los Angeles last week, you can still see highlights from the 2018 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Check out the Alliance’s Facebook page to see Nan Roman’s opening keynote address; as well as a Q&A with Sean Baker, director of The Florida Project; and remarks by Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; and Richard Rothstein, professor and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
If you’re on Twitter, be sure to also check out our timeline and the #NAEH2018 hashtag. You’ll find updates from key sessions, and insights from attendees and Alliance staff.
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New Report Examines Racial Disparity in Homelessness
One of the hot topics at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness was understanding and addressing racial disparity. The Center for Social Innovation, has released a new report highlighting the vast over-representation of African Americans, American Indians, and Alaska Natives among the homeless populations in the communities they examined. The report also identifies strategies to promote equity and reduce disparate outcomes in homeless services.
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Stream Now: The President’s Budget Proposal – What Does It Means for Homelessness?
Last month, the president released his FY 2019 budget, which includes steep proposed cuts to social programs. What does that mean for those working to end homelessness? Check out the Alliance’s recent Webinar, to hear more about the budget process and timeline, and your opportunities to advocate over the next several months.
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About Us

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
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