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Date: July 21, 2003
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Phone: 301-443-8956


 

 

$ 1 Million Awarded for American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the award of a $1 million Cooperative Agreement to the Oregon Health Science University to operate the  “One Sky Center: American Indian/ Alaska Native National Resource Center.”

 This resource center will focus on the identification and fostering of effective and culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and systems to support American Indian and Alaska Native populations and will be jointly administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

 “Working with stakeholders from across the country, this center will provide a blueprint for comprehensive services that honor the traditional ways of living and healing among Native Americans,” said SAMHSA Administrator, Charles G. Curie.  “The new center reflects the strong collaboration between our agency and our colleagues at the Indian Health Service and across the department.  Together, we will continue to explore better ways to meet the needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

The objectives of the National Resource Center include:

  • Promoting and nurturing effective and culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention and treatment services for native populations;
  • Identifying culturally appropriate effective evidence-based substance abuse prevention and treatment practices and disseminating them so that they can be applied successfully across diverse tribal communities; and,
  • Providing training, technical assistance and products to expand the capacity and quality of substance abuse prevention and treatment practitioners serving this population.
 
 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead federal agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States. Information on SAMHSA's programs is available on this website, www.samhsa.gov

 
 


 

 

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