May 3, 2011
Grants & Funding Opportunities
National Council Resources & Events
Integration Resources & Events
Other Resources & Events
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 3: Fact Sheets, Resources on Childhood Trauma Available Online
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is today, May 3! Awareness Day is a grassroots initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health. This year, the national focus for Awareness Day is on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma. SAMHSA will host a tribute event in Washington, D.C. to recognize youth who have experienced early childhood trauma and demonstrated resilience. Youth from across the country will share their stories at this event, to be held from 7p.m. to 9p.m. EDT. Visit SAMHA’s website to see a webcast of the event. Prior to the show, see the National Institutes of Mental Health panel on the state of the science in children’s mental health, which will be videocasted . Read more.
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 TCE grantees from cohorts FY 2002 – 2008. The application deadline is June 7, 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.
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.
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.
NACCHO Funding for People with Disabilities
The Health and Disability Project at the National Association of County and City Health Officials is offering up to $10,000 to local health departments to provide lessons learned and tools for promoting health and wellness among people with disabilities. Eligible applicants are limited to local health departments and must submit an application by May 16. 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.
INTEGRATION RESOURCES & EVENTS
Facilitating Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
NCQA is hosting a two day seminar to be held May 19-20 in Baltimore, MD. Featuring the revised 2011 standards, NCQA's Facilitating Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Seminar will offer tools to help your practice become a recognized patient-centered medical home. The seminar will review the new standards and program requirements. Read more.
CIHS Launches Integrated Health Provider Learning Community
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) invites mental health and addiction treatment organizations to submit an application for a new Integrated Health Provider Learning Collaborative. Participation in this Collaborative will greatly assist your organization to respond to the important question: How can community mental health and addiction provider organizations build collaborative relationships that support clinical integration? Applications are due May 20. Read more.
OTHER RESOURCES & EVENTS
Health Care Workforce Supply vs. Demand
The Alliance for Health Reform released this issue brief exploring the options for growing the health care workforce, including those in the Affordable Care Act. Following a series of Capitol Hill briefings on the shortages of physicians and nurses, the report highlights key facts about the workforce shortage and the implications. Read more.
MLN Mental Health Services Booklet
The Medicare Learning Network has published a booklet designed to provide education on mental health services, including covered mental health services, mental health services that are not covered, mental health professionals, outpatient psychiatric hospital services, and inpatient psychiatric hospital services. Read more.
MLN Fact Sheet: Health Professional Shortage Area
The Medicare Learning Network has revised its fact sheet to provide education on the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) payment system and includes an overview of the program and general requirements. Read more.
MLN: Ambulance Fee Schedule
This fact sheet is designed to provide education about the Ambulance Fee Schedule including background, ambulance providers and suppliers, ambulance services payments, and how payment rates are set. Read more.
MLN Fact Sheet: Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital
This fact sheet is designed to provide education on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) including background; methods to qualify for the Medicare DSH adjustment; Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provisions that impact Medicare DSHs; number of beds in hospital determination; and other areas. Read more.
State Mental Health Cuts: A National Crisis
NAMI has released a report highlighting the funding changes that have occurred in public mental health services in each state since 2009. The report explains how states have dealt with budgets cuts, and offers policy recommendations on how to ensure the effective use of available resources. Read more.
SAMHSA Advisory on Treating Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury
The advisory was developed to assist substance use treatment and behavioral health providers with patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury. Due to the nature of traumatic brain injury, affected patients may have difficulties adhering to substance use treatment. This report offers guidance on working with those clients. Read more.
Carnevale Associates Releases Methamphetamine Policy Brief
The Research and Policy Analysis Group of Carnevale Associates has released a report examining the recent resurgence of methamphetamine use in the US and the correlation between prevalence and laws prohibiting the sale of meth precursor products. The brief provides policy solutions around prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Read more.
Frequently Asked Questions: Ticket-to-Work
To address common misconceptions about Social Security beneficiaries who decide to return to work, CESSI has developed an FAQ handout to inform the community about the Ticket-to-Work program and other work incentives that help beneficiaries work and maintain cash and health benefits. The Ticket-to-Work program is designed to allow beneficiaries to purchase employment services and supports from SSA-approved Employment Networks. Read more.