2008 Science and Service Award Winners
Up to 17 years can elapse between the publication of health care research results and their delivery in real-world settings. SAMHSA is working to shorten this lag time.
SAMHSA established the Science and Service Awards in 2007 to recognize organizations that incorporate evidence-based mental health and substance abuse interventions into their everyday practices.
This year, 29 organizations received awards for successfully implementing a recognized evidence-based intervention—that is, one that has been published in scientific literature or appears on a Federal or state registry.
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
- Co-occurring disorders.
The awards program recognizes both public- and private-sector organizations, as well as community-based groups and coalitions that integrate these evidence-based interventions into their work to improve the lives of the individuals they serve.
For more information on the Science and Service Awards and to view descriptions of the 2008 winners, visit www.samhsa.gov/scienceandservice.