Programs & Campaigns

SAMHSA’s programs and campaigns offer information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.

  • Behavioral Health Equity
    Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race,...
  • BRSS TACS
    Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) advances effective recovery supports and...
  • CAPT
    CAPT promotes the application of prevention science to advance state, tribal, jurisdictional, and community efforts to address...
  • Center for Integrated Health Solutions
    CIHS is a national training and technical assistance center that promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral...
  • Center of Excellence for IECMHC
    The Center of Excellence for IECMHC helps communities support the success of the next generation by increasing access to evidence...
  • Children's Mental Health
    The Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental...
  • Community Conversations
    Community Conversations About Mental Health provides information on holding a community dialogue that builds awareness and...
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice
    SAMHSA promotes early intervention and treatment as healthier alternatives to detaining people with behavioral health conditions...
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
    SAMHSA provides communities and responders with behavioral health resources that help them prepare, respond, and recover from...
  • Drug-Free Workplace Programs
    Drug-Free workplace programs are comprehensive programs that address illicit drug use by federal employees and in federally...
  • DTAC
    DTAC helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster.
  • EBP Resource Center
    SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders.
  • EBP Web Guide
    The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental...
  • ESMI Treatment Locator
    Welcome to the Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and...
  • Faith-based and Community Initiatives
    FBCI is a model for how effective partnerships can be created between federal programs and faith-based and community...
  • GAINS Center
    The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into...
  • Hable. Ellos escuchan.
    La campaña nacional patrocinada por SAMHSA para la prevención del consumo de alcohol entre menores de edad ayuda a los padres y a...
  • Homelessness Programs and Resources
    Learn how SAMHSA programs and resources support preventing and ending homelessness among people with mental and/or substance use...
  • Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee
    Learn more about the ongoing work of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) and key...
  • KAP
    KAP supports the professional development of behavioral health workers and provides information and resources on best practices.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to...
  • Million Hearts Initiative
    SAMHSA has joined in the Million Hearts® initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
  • Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
    The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) aims to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racial...
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
    SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) improves treatment and services for children, adolescents, and...
  • National Prevention Week
    National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental...
  • Native Connections
    Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities identify and address the...
  • NCTIC
    NCTIC works to eliminate the use of seclusion, restraints, and other coercive practices and to develop the knowledge base on...
  • Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center
    The NITT-TA Center is the national training and technical assistance (T/TA) center for states, tribes, municipalities,...
  • NTTAC
    NTTAC provides states, tribes, and communities with training and technical assistance (TTA) on children’s behavioral health, with...
  • PFR
    PFR offers technical support and information to those who deliver services to people with substance use and co-occurring mental...
  • Recovery Month
    Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders;...
  • Recovery to Practice
    Recovery to Practice (RTP) helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented...
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS)
    SS/HS is a collaborative effort and comprehensive model to promote mental health among students and create safe and secure...
  • SBIRT
    SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk...
  • School and Campus Health
    SAMHSA supports efforts to promote mental health and substance use prevention in schools and on campuses and to provide safe...
  • Section 223 Demonstration Program for Certified Community Behavioral Health
    Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) helps states establish certified community behavioral health clinics...
  • Semana de Prevención
    La Semana Nacional de Prevención es un evento anual de salud dedicado a aumentar la concientización pública y generar acción...
  • SMVF TA Center
    The SMVF TA Center works with states and territories to strengthen their behavioral health systems for service members, veterans...
  • SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center
    SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) increases access to Social Security disability benefits for people experiencing or...
  • Synar
    SAMHSA oversees implementation of the Synar Amendment, which requires states to have laws prohibiting the sale and distribution...
  • The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (
    Learn more about the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD).
  • The Power of Language and Portrayals
    This series of webcasts educates the news and entertainment media about the best terminology and language to use, as well as how...
  • The Power of Perceptions and Understanding
    This four-part webcast series educates healthcare professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of...
  • TLOA Implementation
    The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse (OIASA) and its federal partners provide tribes with prevention and treatment...
  • Too Smart To Start
    Too Smart To Start helps prevent underage alcohol use by offering strategies and materials for youth, teens, families, educators...
  • Trauma and Violence
    SAMHSA addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities as a behavioral health concern that requires a...
  • Tribal Affairs
    SAMHSA addresses mental health and substance use issues among American Indians and Alaska Natives through the National Tribal...
  • Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
    The Tribal TTA Center offers training and technical assistance (TTA) on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention,...
  • Underage Drinking
    SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the...
  • Voice Awards
    SAMHSA’s Voice Awards program honors people in recovery and their family members who are improving the lives of people with...
  • Wellness Initiative
    SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative raises awareness of health disparities among people with serious mental and/or substance use...
  • Women, Children, and Families
    Find current SAMHSA and other government agency resources on addressing the behavioral health and recovery of women and their...
  • Workforce
    SAMHSA works with federal and other partners to increase the supply of trained and culturally aware professionals to address the...