SAMHSA Awards New Grants
SAMHSA announced several new grant awards this spring and will
continue to make awards throughout the summer. Grants so far include:
- $5.85 million for eight new awards to help strengthen
and expand community-based systems for drug and alcohol addiction
identification, referral, and treatment for young people.
Awards were made to: the Inter-tribal Council of Michigan in Sault
Ste. Marie, MI; seven counties in greater Louisville, KY; the State
Department of Children and Families in Hartford, CT; the Cuyohoga
County Board of Commissioners in Cleveland, OH; Codac Behavioral
Health Services of Pima County, Inc., of Tucson, AZ; Adolescent
Treatment Centers, Inc., of Oakland, CA; Phoenix Programs of New
York, Inc., of New York City; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
- $4.4 million awarded for eight Addiction Technology Transfer
Centers (ATTCs). These new awards complete the national network
of ATTCs, a program of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse
Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) provide state-of-the-art education and training programs about addiction treatment to health care professionals, state and local government officials, and community-based treatment providers.
ATTCs provide state-of-the-art education and training programs
about addiction treatment to health care professionals, state and
local government officials, and community-based treatment providers.
Drawing on current health services research from such sources as
the National Institutes of Health as well as SAMHSA's own
program evaluations, ATTCs help upgrade standards of professional
practice for treatment providers, prepare practitioners to function
in managed care settings, and promote the inclusion of addiction
treatment training in academic programs.
ATTCs help upgrade standards of professional practice for treatment providers and promote the inclusion of addiction treatment training in academic programs. The ATTC network will now include 14 regional centers and one national coordinating center.
The ATTC network will now include 14 regional centers and one
national coordinating center. Grantees include: University of Missouri-Kansas
City, Kansas City, MO; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago,
IL; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; University of California,
Los Angeles, CA; Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, PR; Morehouse
School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Florida Certification Board, Tallahassee,
Seven regional centers, in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Maryland, Texas, Nevada, and Oregon, were named
in September 2001.
- $428,384 for three awards to support development of substance
abuse treatment services in rural communities experiencing problems
with addiction to heroin or prescription pain relief medications
The awards will help treatment providers in rural Oregon, rural
Maine, and rural Connecticut implement effective treatment strategies
that utilize medications, including opioid agonists such as methadone
or ORLAAM, in communities where access is limited or nonexistent.
The three projects include a grant of $128,409 to the Oregon Health
& Science University to fund an opiate medication initiative
for rural residents in Southwest Oregon; a grant of $150,000 to
the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
to implement a culturally appropriate evaluation for Latinos in
northwestern Connecticut, near Danbury; and a grant of $149,975
to the Regional Medical Center at Lubec, ME, to confront the crisis
in abuse of narcotics in Washington County, ME, by developing and
implementing comprehensive treatment services for addicted persons
and their families.
For more information visit www.samhsa.gov/grants.
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