The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a funding opportunity to approximately 20 ricipients. Each will receive $280,000 per year for 3 years.
Domestic public and private nonprofit entities are eligible. Funding can be used in the following ways: Health Information Technology (HIT) program is designed to improve and expand treatment opportunities and communication with persons in treatment who may not have access to treatment and a full range of health services due to geographic, socioeconomic and/or psychosocial issues that can impact negatively on their living conditions, financial situation and family responsibilities. HIT may include e-therapy tools such as web-based applications, technology for smart phones, or other technology that help with personal health records. The population of focus for this program is adults ages 18 and over, who reside in rural and underserved areas, and/or have special needs (e.g., elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, criminal justice involved individuals, etc.). Through the expansion and/or enhancement of HIT systems and other tools, applicants may propose to expand substance abuse treatment services, enhance substance abuse treatment services, or do both.
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