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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. To read more, go to 8 Strategic Initiatives.

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Grantee

Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
Implementor

Advocates for Human Potential

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) serves as the ASO (Administration Service Organization) for this grant. AHP, a consulting and research firm specializing in Health and Behavioral Health, offers technical assistance and training, system and program development, resource development and dissemination, and research and evaluation. AHP’s core content areas include mental health policy and services, substance abuse treatment and prevention, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, eHealth, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma, domestic violence, and criminal justice.
 
ATR Program Director:
Rebecca Starr
978-261-1424
rstarr@ahpnet.com