Behavioral Health Resources
Below are some resources that may be helpful to our Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Behavioral Health customers.
Clinical Resources & Professional Organizations
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
"The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans."
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
"CSAP works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life. This includes supportive work and school environments, drug- and crime-free neighborhoods, and positive connections with friends and family."
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
"The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has ... sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome."
Access To Recovery (ATR) Grants
"ATR is a presidential initiative which provides vouchers to clients for purchase of substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services. The goals of the program are to expand capacity, support client choice, and increase the array of faith-based and community based providers for clinical treatment and recovery support services."
FY 2009 Funding Opportunities
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant 2009
"The SAPT Block Grant application format provides the means for States to comply with the reporting provisions of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 300x-21-66), as implemented by
the Interim Final Rule (45 CFR Part 96, part XI)."
HHS Health Information Technology
"Health information technology (Health IT) allows comprehensive management of medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers."
National Outcome Measures (NOMS)
"NOMs data cover 10 domains for all discretionary and block/formula grant programs with client-level outcomes. A primary function of NOMs is the creation of a basic national data set to measure the performance of systems administered by State substance abuse and mental health agencies."
Office of Applied Studies
"SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS) provides the latest national data on (1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse, (2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and (3)the nation's substance abuse Treatment system."
Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS)
"This site is the entryway to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) data entry and reporting site..."
Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
"The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) is maintained by the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The TEDS system includes records for some 1.5 million substance abuse treatment admissions annually."
Uniform Reporting System (URS)
"In response to the need for accountability for the expenditure of community mental health block grant funds received by States from the Federal Government... an effort to ensure the uniform reporting of State-level data to describe the public mental health system and the outcomes of its programs."
42CFR Part 2
Code of Federal Regulations, Confidentiality of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Patient Records
42CFR Part 51
Code of Federal Regulations, Requirements Applicable to the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Program
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
"Congress passed the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s Healthcare system."
Clinical Resources & Professional Organizations
"The ASI-MV is the client self-administered, evidenced-based assessment tool, which is online and available in English and Spanish. It maps data to the traditional ASI DENS data base and saves clinicians data gathering time, while increasing consistency.”
"Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about thousands of medications. By providing FDA alerts, drug interactions, and potential side effects on the site, patients have access to valuable knowledge that could enhance their ability to voice concerns with their doctor and improve their quality of care."
Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
"The ASI is an assessment instrument designed to be administered as a semi-structured interview in one hour or less to patients who present for substance abuse treatment."
American Society of Addiction Medicine(ASAM)
"ASAM’s Core Purpose: To improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of Addiction Medicine."
"Behavioral Healthcare is the practical resource on technology, reimbursement, and treatment trends for managers and clinicians in the mental health and substance abuse fields."
Global Appraisal of Individual Needs(GAIN)
"The GAIN is an evidence-based assessment used with both adolescents and adults..."
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
"The NADCP, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1994 by a group of visionaries to reduce the negative social impact of substance abuse, crime, and recidivism..."
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
"The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing 1,300 organizations providing treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addiction disorders."
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
"NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction."
National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices
"NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities."
Treatment Improvement Exchange
"The Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) is a resource sponsored by the Division of State and Community Assistance of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to provide information exchange between CSAT staff and State and local alcohol and substance abuse agencies."