Training and technical assistance helps faith-based and community organizations deliver effective behavioral health and community-based social services.
- SAMHSA's parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has developed The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships that integrates information from SAMHSA with faith-based and community initiatives from the Administration on Aging, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, Office of Minority Health, and Office of Population Affairs.
- HHS is working closely with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to implement key elements of the president's initiative, including conferences, technical assistance, and implementation of Executive Order 13279, "Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations." Find information on these and other activities and a copy of the White House document Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government.
- HHS has published a final version of the Charitable Choice provisions of the Public Health Act (Sections 581-584 and Section 1955 of 24 U.S.C. 290 kk, et seq,. and 42 U.S.C. 300x-65). This version incorporates responses received during the public comment period earlier this year, which includes a fact sheet on the final rule.