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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 5/14/2013 10:20 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to approximately $3.4 million in Cooperative Agreements for Electronic Health Record and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data Integration grants


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to approximately $3.4 million in grants for Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Data Integration grants. This program's purpose is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse by providing healthcare providers with access to PDMP data to make sound clinical decisions without disturbing the regular clinical workflow.  Providing resources to states to enable hospital emergency department EHRs, primary care facility EHRs, and retail store pharmacy dispensing systems to link electronically to PDMPs will facilitate increased utilization.
 

 

SAMHSA expects that up to eight awards will be made with grantees receiving up to $212,500 per year for up to two years.  The actual award amounts may vary depending on the availability of funds.

 

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are state government agencies (e.g., Single State Authority, Board of Pharmacy, Health Department) in the 49 states and one U.S. territory (Guam) with enacted PDMP legislation. (Please note that states that received SAMHSA FY 2012 PDMP EHR Integration and Interoperability grants - nine states – are not eligible to apply).  [See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete eligibility information.]

 

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-13-013 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx . Your application must be submitted through http://www.Grants.gov . Please refer to Appendix B of the RFA, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications.”

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on June 12, 2013. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jinhee J. Lee at 240-276-0545 or jinhee.lee@samhsa.hhs.gov .

 

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact Eileen Bermudez at 240-276-1412 or eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov .

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.



Last updated: 5/21/2013 12:06 PM

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