News & Events

Overview

Webinars:

For information regarding the most recent CJMHSA TAC quarterly webinar, "Opioid Use and Justice Involvement: Challenges in Treatment, Engagement, and Continuity" presented by Dr. Holly Hills,  please visit: CJMHSA TAC Quarterly Updates.

 

Funding Opportunities:

Medication Assisted Treatment -  Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction 

Application Due: Monday, July 31, 2017

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. This program targets states identified with having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those states with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, based on SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2007 – 2014. The desired outcomes include: 1) an increase in the number of admissions for MAT; 2) an increase in the number of clients receiving integrated care/treatment; 3) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use at six-month follow-up; and 4) a decrease in the use of prescription opioids in a non-prescribed manner at six-month follow-up (SAMHSA, 2017)."

First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement

Application Due: Monday, July 31, 2017

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Cooperative Agreements. SAMHSA will award FR-CARA funds to states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities. Local governmental entities include, but are not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state,tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities (SAMHSA, 2017)."

Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

Application Due: Monday, July 31, 2017

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Program, or practitioner who has a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. The grantee will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the grantee will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose (SAMHSA, 2017)."

 

Conferences:

2017 Florida Behavioral Health Conference hosted by The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association & The Florida Council for Community Mental Health 

August 16-18, 2017

"The conference provides attendees with opportunities to learn and apply the most current technology, research, and trends to their daily jobs and to network with other professionals. The Florida Behavioral Health Conference 2017 will host three plenary sessions and over 60 workshops with multiple tracks available for continuing education. Come join us for the behavior health signature event of the Year: The Florida Behavioral Health Conference 2017 (FADDA &FCCMH, 2017)."

2017 CIT International Conference

August 16-18, 2017

"At the conference there will be over 90+ workshops that will cover local, state, national, and international CIT topics including: starting, implementing and sustaining CIT programs; CIT in urban, rural and frontier communities; innovative community collaborations serving adult, children, and adolescent populations; jail/ prison diversion programs, and mental health specialty courts (CIT International, 2017)."