Winter 2012, Volume 20, Number 1
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As the Nation strives to increase access to affordable care, technology is playing a key role.
Two of SAMHSA’s eight Strategic Initiatives encourage the development and expansion of health information technology (HIT).
As our country invests in the widespread adoption of health information technology (HIT), it is important to note the vast improvements this technology will bring to integrated, prevention-focused, health care delivery nationally.
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Suicide, the Nation’s 10th leading cause of death,1 is a preventable public health problem. Family members and friends of someone having suicidal thoughts may not know how to help, but SAMHSA and its grantees are using social media and smartphone apps to help them connect people to lifesaving services.
One in five adults age 18 and older in 2010 experienced mental illness in the past year, affecting 45.9 million adults across the United States, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report released in January.
More than 1,700 substance abuse professionals, grantees, and community partners gathered at the National Harbor in Maryland on February 6 for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day. Each year, Prevention Day is part of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA’s) Annual National Leadership Forum.
In 2012, SAMHSA is celebrating its 20th birthday—and the progress the behavioral health field has made in prevention, treatment, and recovery. Since SAMHSA was created in 1992, the behavioral health field has changed dramatically.
The Fiscal Year 2013 budget reflects a continuing commitment to SAMHSA’s role in behavioral health.
Check out the latest in SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series.
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Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.