In yet another boon for Healthcare IT jobs creation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced this week it is awarding up to 29 new grants, totaling up to $25 million over three years, to expand use of health information technology to increase access to behavioral health services.
According to the SAMHSA Website, this program will leverage technology to improve access and coordination of the treatment of mental and substance use disorders especially for Americans in remote areas or in under-served populations. Web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps) will enhance communication between patients and health care providers to improve discussions about treatment options and decisions, and better manage health.
“One of the most important advances in medicine is the application of information technology to health care,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “Technology now offers substance abuse treatment programs new ways to reach people in need of treatment and recovery support with safe, high-quality care.”
Each grantee may receive up to $280,000 annually over three-years. The actual amounts may vary, depending on availability of funds and progress achieved by the awardees.
Below is a list of awardees and their projected yearly award amounts – savvy job seekers will get in touch with these facilities now to get an early foot in the door!
|Aliviane, Inc.||El Paso||Texas||$280,000|
|Centerstone of Indiana||Columbus||Ind.||$280,000|
|Clinical and Support Options, Inc.||Greenfield||Mass.||$280,000|
|Kentucky River Community Care, Inc.||Jackson||Ky.||$280,000|
|Human Services Center||Peoria||Ill.||$279,087|
|Tarzana Treatment Centers||Tarzana||Calif.||$280,000|
|Wright State University||Dayton||Ohio||$279,990|
|Preferred Family Healthcare Inc.||Kirksville||Mont.||$273,738|
|Odyssey House Louisiana Inc.||New Orleans||La.||$280,000|
|Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System||Chattanooga||Tenn.||$280,000|
|Health Services Center, Inc.||Anniston||Ala.||$280,000|
|Northern Ohio Recovery Association||Cleveland||Ohio||$280,000|
|The University of Tennessee||Knoxville||Tenn.||$279, 659|
|University of KS Medical Ctr Research Institute||Kansas City||Kans.||$280,000|
|Arapahoe House, Inc.||Thorton||Colo.||$280,000|
|Loyola Recovery Foundation, Inc.||Pittsford||N.Y.||$273,681|
|River Edge Behavioral Health Center||Macon||Ga.||$280,000|
|Aspire Indiana, Inc.||Nobelsville||Ind.||$262,792|
|Richmond Behavioral Health Authority||Richmond||Va.||$280,000|
|WestCare Nevada, Inc.||Las Vegas||Nev.||$280,000|
|Spectrum Programs, Inc.||Miami||Fla.||$280,000|
|Nicasa, NFP||Round Lake||Ill.||$267,882|
|Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, Inc.||Konowa||Okla.||$262,579|
|First Call Alco/Drug Prevention & Recovery||Kansas City||Mo.||$265,927|