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SAMHSA Announces 2008 Science and Service Award Winners
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has selected 29 organizations to receive the agency’s 2008 Science and Service Awards. These awards recognize exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.
Now in its second year, this annual award program recognizes public- and private-sector organizations, as well as community-based groups and coalitions, that have worked to improve their communities and the lives of individuals by providing the best services possible.
“Families and individuals expect the best services possible for the prevention and treatment of health conditions. This includes an expectation for the best services for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illnesses,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S, M.P.H. “These award winners are blazing the trail to show how it can be done.”
Awardees were chosen in each of five categories: substance abuse prevention; treatment of substance abuse and recovery support services; mental health promotion; treatment of mental illness and recovery support services; and co-occurring disorders.
To be eligible for these nonmonetary awards, an organization had to demonstrate successful implementation of a recognized evidence-based intervention, including interventions that have been published in the scientific literature and/or appear on a federal or state registry. Awards were made to the following organizations:
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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