April 19, 2011
Grants & Funding Opportunities
National Council Resources & Events
Integration Resources & Events
Other Resources & Events
Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill: 2011 Letter-Writing Campaign
It’s time for you to share your story! The National Council has launched its 2011 Letter-Writing Campaign, where consumers and providers have the opportunity to share with their elected officials why addictions and mental health services are important in their lives and in their communities. The letters your organization collects will be delivered to Capitol Hill during the National Council’s 7th Annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Day, July 19-20. Participating in the letter-writing campaign is a great way to bring the message of a strong addictions and mental health safety net to Washington, even if you are unable to attend this year’s Hill Day. These letters are a powerful and moving way to educate Congress on the importance of mental health and addictions services in communities across America. Click here to learn more about the campaign and get started today.
GRANTS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Grants to Enhance Older Adult Behavioral Health Services
SAMHSA is offering ten one-time grants of up to $356,344 each to expand existing Older Adult Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) programs to include a focus on the prevention of suicide and prescription drug misuse and abuse among the older adult population. Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities who are current or previous Older Adult Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grantees from cohorts FY 2002 – 2008. The application deadline is June 7, 2011. Read More.
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals
SAMHSA CABHI grants will support the development and/or expansion of local capacity to integrate treatment and services for mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals who are chronically homeless. Eligible groups include community-based nonprofit entities. Grantees will receive up to $500,000 per year. Applications are due by May 27, 2011. Read more.
SAMHSA Offers Funding for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
This program will expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. Up to 19 grants of $524,000 per year for 3 years will be awarded. Eligible applicants include nonprofit community-based organizations. Applications are due June 7, 2011. Read More.
SAMHSA Grants to Develop and Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives
This grant program is designed to provide state and local criminal and dependency courts more flexibility to collaborate with community treatment and recovery providers to better address the behavioral health needs of adults who are involved with the criminal court system. Up to 11 three-year grants of $400,000 per year will be awarded. Eligible entities are treatment courts that have been in place for at least 1 year. The application deadline is June 6, 2011. Read More.
NIH Supports Research Meetings on Children in Military Families
The National Institute of Health has announced a funding opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary conferences and meetings to discuss the impact of parental military deployment and reintegration on child and family functioning. Eligible applicants include non-profit and for profit organizations. A total of $25,000 has been allocated for this program. The application process has three cycles which are outlined on the NIH grant website. Read more.
Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism
Nine grants of up to $300,000 each are now available for programs to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder ASD and other developmental disabilities. The application deadline is May 9. Eligible applicants include community-based organizations. Read More.
NATIONAL COUNCIL RESOURCES & EVENTS
Is the Behavioral Health Workforce Underpaid? Salary Survey Now Available
The National Council’s 2011 Behavioral Health Salary Survey provides important information about the behavioral health workforce at a time when healthcare delivery structures are rapidly evolving, job responsibilities are becoming more complex, and the competition for high-performing employees is intensifying. The Salary Survey is now available for purchase online. Read More.
National Council Fact Sheet Details 2012 Budget Proposal
The National Council has developed a fact sheet outlining the details and impact of the 2012 budget blueprint recently passed by the House. The proposal includes a dramatic restructuring of Medicaid and suggests a shift in costs onto states and beneficiaries which would result in restricted access to care for those who require it the most. Read more.
Register for Upcoming National Council Live Webinars
The National Council will host several webinars in the upcoming weeks, including: “Implementing Collaborative Concurrent Documentation-Strategies for Creating a Clinical Conversation” (Apr. 28). Read more and register.
INTEGRATION RESOURCES & EVENTS
SAMHSA Guide on Talking to Patients about Substance Use and Mental Health
SAMHSA has released a guide for primary health care providers on how to talk with adult patients about alcohol, drug, and/or mental health problems. The guide includes questions physicians can use to begin discussions with their patients on these topics as well as resources for physicians to use if a patient has a positive screen. Read more.
Upcoming CIHS Webinar: Implementing SBIRT
The SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions is hosting a webinar, “Implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Clinical Settings,” on Apr. 25 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST. Read more and Register.
OTHER RESOURCES & EVENTS
State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons
The Pew Center on the States has released a survey report on state-by-state recidivism rates. The report examines results from a survey of state corrections departments and offers effective strategies to cut reoffending and corrections costs. The results have strong implications in light of severe budget cuts. Read more.
PolicyforResults.org: Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center for the Study of Social Policy has added a new section on its website focusing on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Resources include recommendations for policymakers, tips on effective implementation of strategies, and examples of what other states have accomplished. Read more.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Fact Sheets
In support of the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day activities, SAMHSA has released two new fact sheets focusing on childhood trauma. The fact sheets offer information on the impact of childhood trauma on health, and helping children deal with experienced trauma. Read more.
NIMH Lecture: Advances in Autism Treatment
In observance of Autism Awareness Month, the National Institutes of Mental Health will host a lecture, Advances in Autism Treatment Research, on Thursday, April 21st. The lecture will be broadcast via webcast for those who are unable to attend in person. Read more.
Apply for Science and Service Awards
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has issued a call for applications for its 2011 Science and Service Awards, a national program that recognizes community-based organizations and coalitions that have shown exemplary implementation of evidence-based mental health and substance abuse interventions. Applications must be emailed by May 13, 2011. Read More.