Call for Entries: 2008 Science and Service Awards
SAMHSA recently issued a call for
applications for the Agency’s
2008 Science and Service Awards, a
national program that recognizes community-based
organizations and coalitions that
use evidence-based mental health and
substance abuse interventions.
A maximum of five awards will be
made in each of five categories:
of Substance Abuse and Recovery
Mental Health Promotion
of Mental Illness and Recovery Support
Independent experts will rate the
applications using four criteria:
community need, sustainability, accurate
implementation, and results.
recommendations will include the top
five scoring submissions in each category.
SAMHSA’s Office of the Administrator
and the Agency’s Center Directors
will review and approve award finalists.
To be eligible for an award, an organization
must have successfully employed a
recognized evidence-based intervention.
Both public sector (state, local,
territorial, tribal) and private sector
organizations are eligible.
Applications must be emailed by March
31, 2008, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For organizations without access to
email, the application must be postmarked
by midnight on March 31 and mailed
to Dean Fixsen, Ph.D., Science and
Service Award Coordinator, University
of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs
Boulevard, MHC 2312, Tampa, FL 33612.
For more information, visit the SAMHSA
Web site at www.samhsa.gov/scienceandservice.
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