U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
08/02/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit professional organizations for healthcare professionals to integrate substance use disorder education into health services and healthcare education programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
The purpose of this program is to expand the integration of substance use disorder (SUD) education into the standard curriculum of relevant healthcare and health services education programs. Through the mainstreaming of this education, the ultimate goal is to expand the number of practitioners to deliver high quality, evidence-based SUD treatment. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2017 data indicate that an unacceptably high 92% of individuals who meet criteria for needing SUD treatment do not receive it. SAMHSA is beginning the implementation of this program as one of the many steps to reduce barriers to accessing and providing care.
In Year 1, required activities are:
- Development of high quality, comprehensive curriculum on identification and treatment of SUDs. Curriculum must include 1) screening, including screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) strategies; 2) assessment; 3) treatment principles and their application particularly with regard to alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, and opioids
- Piloting of this curriculum in at least ten schools/universities. Grantees must ensure that at least ten professional schools are utilizing the curriculum
- Collection of data from students and educators on the utility of this curriculum
In Year 2, grantees will implement the following required activities:
- Modification of curriculum based on pilot
- Development and implementation of examination questions related to SUD on licensing and certification exams. The inclusion of these questions must be made known to schools and educational programs in the field represented by the grantee.
- Implementation of revised SUD curriculum with ten additional schools/universities. Grantees must ensure that ten additional schools are utilizing curriculum
GrantWatch ID#: 186143
Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.
Length of Project Period: Up to 2 years
Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/15/2019
Implementation will be expected immediately upon award. Given the extensive availability of resources for curriculum development, it is expected that curriculum will be developed within 60 days of award.
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