From: Maria Bruni, Acting Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

NEW FUNDING AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health's Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI) program seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment and recovery services, and reduce the health consequences of opioid abuse; reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among children and adolescents; and reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level. The ECI seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations that include academic medical centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, or Tribal epidemiology centers, and community based organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and promising practices with the greatest potential for impact. Each application should address only one of the three focus areas of the ECl program: opioid abuse; childhood/adolescent obesity; or serious mental illness.

Deadline: Applications are due August 1, 2017.

Awards: Awards between $300,000 and $350,000 per year for up to three years.

Eligibility: Providers are eligible to apply, including nonprofits and for profit organizations.

More Information about this RFP can be found at http://saeandassociates.com/current-rfps/#omh-empowered-communities-eci.

Upcoming June Trainings

Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) and Heartland Alliance are proud to announce upcoming trainings in employment and services for people experiencing homelessness.

  • Why Employment? Research Evidence Supporting Employment Services for People Experiencing Homelessness, and How to Apply a "Housing First" Approach to Employment
    June 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    More information about this training can be found at: http://action.heartlandalliance.org/site/Calendar?id=107024&view=Detail.
  • Evidence-Based Models and Best Practices in Employment Services for People Experiencing Homelessness: Steps You can Take Now, and Programs You can Design Tomorrow
    June 21, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    More information about this training can be found at: http://action.heartlandalliance.org/site/Calendar?id=107025&view=Detail.
  • Best and Promising Practices in Employment Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
    June 22, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    More information about this training can be found at: http://bit.ly/YouthWebinar.
  • Applying Clinical Approaches in Employment Services for People Experiencing Homelessness
    June 26, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    More information about this training can be found at http://bit.ly/Clinical_Webinar.