PFS SPF and OPT-R Data Collection Part 2

                Greetings! You will be getting $3100 instead of $2100 to cover one license for both PFS SPF and OPT-R! DBHDS Fiscal has contacted CSB fiscal that the money is arriving and that is what it is for. Please use this email if you need documentation that you […]

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NASADAD Meeting/CSAP/White House FY18 Budget

Good evening-   I am in Indianapolis, Indiana at the annual NASADAD meeting. Fran Harding, CSAP Director, and her Deputy held a roundtable this afternoon to discuss several issues: Grant Carryovers and No-Cost Extensions ( a state level issue), maintaining primary prevention while addressing the opioid crisis (we will always do primary but we must […]

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SAMHSA 2017 Prevention Leadership Academy

Greetings! Last week I had the opportunity to attend SAMHSA’s Prevention Leadership Academy with fellow NPNs from across the country to get SAMHSA updates, leadership directives and the opportunity to learn what other states and territories are doing.  Kana Enomoto, Acting SAMHSA Administrator/ Deputy Assistant Secretary and Fran Harding, CSAP Director, spent a great deal of time bringing us […]

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National Conference Resources

DBHDS OBHW has decided to add $3000 to your base prevention allocation so that Prevention staff can attend national conferences such as the NPN Prevention Research Conference, CADCA National Leadership Conference, CADCA Mid-Year Conference, National Social Development Research Conference, Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care from a Prevention Perspective Conference or any other national […]

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Opioid STR News

After HHS Tom Price made the CURES ACT announcement at the Prescription Drug Summit in Atlanta, GA last week, Governor McAuliffe received a copy of the award the same day. We still however had to wait on the official grant award letter to the state which came on Monday, April 24, 2017 so we have […]

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From the Desk of Gail Taylor

  Greetings! This is the official list of Opioid STR Prevention grantees. Some were inadvertently omitted on another transmission. Additional information will be provided in terms of what funds can be used for in the next 2 weeks! Gail Dickenson Planning District 1 Highlands Cumberland Mountain New River Valley Blue Ridge Danville-Pittsylvania Piedmont Northwestern Richmond […]

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DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Toolkit Available

Hi folks: The new toolkit of fliers, posters, brochures, Web ads, and other materials that are typically made available to help advertise the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is now live on www.dea.gov (the material is under the “Partnership Toolbox” button on the right-hand side).   Please feel free to pass this info along […]

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Evidenced Based Work Group Prescription Drug Strategies

The DBHDS PFS SPF Evidenced Based Work group, a requirement of the SAMHSA PFS SPF grant, has identified the most effective research based strategies to address opioid misuse. Opioid STR grantees will be able to select from the following strategies as well. More information about Opioid STR will be released once we get the Notice […]

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