2010 Science and Service Awards
SAMHSA recently selected 28 organizations nationwide to receive the Agency’s 2010 Science and Service Awards for their work to improve the health of their communities by using evidence-based practices.
“Families and individuals deserve the most effective services possible for the prevention and treatment of health conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. “These award winners deserve to be commended for blazing new trails in providing cutting-edge services in their communities.”
Science and Service Awards recognize an organization’s exemplary use of evidence-based interventions shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.
The awards program is part of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Now in its fourth year, this annual program recognizes public- and private-sector organizations, as well as community-based coalitions.
Awardees are 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 non-monetary awards, an organization must demonstrate successful use of a recognized evidence-based intervention, including interventions published in the scientific literature or that appear in a Federal or state registry.
More information on these awardees is available through the Science and Service Awards page on SAMHSA’s website.