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Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded Alliant Health Solutions a three-year grant to establish a national center of excellence for building capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with behavioral health conditions.

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Alliant Health Solutions Selected as Recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities Grant

 

Alliant Health Solutions Selected as Recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities Grant 

 In September 2022, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded Alliant Health Solutions a three-year grant to establish a national center of excellence for building capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with behavioral health conditions. 

The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) will serve as a centralized hub and national model for expanding capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with a variety of behavioral health needs. The program will support resource development and dissemination to better serve residents with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), Substance Use Disorders (SUD), or Co-occurring Disorders (COD). Training, technical assistance, and workforce development will be provided for staff in nursing facilities.  

SAMHSA expects that this program will help to: (1) strengthen and sustain effective behavioral health practices and achieve better outcomes for nursing home residents with SMI, SED, SUD, or COD; and (2) ensure the availability of evidence-based training and technical assistance addressing mental health disorder identification, treatment, and recovery support services. Training and technical assistance will also be provided to support facilities in improving care for this population. 

“Alliant recognizes that mental health is an important part of someone’s overall health and well-being. Our support for the Center of Excellence Nursing Facility will provide necessary resources to support the nursing facility residents that have been diagnosed with behavioral health needs and will also increase awareness about how mental health and substance use affects millions of people and their families nationwide,” says Dennis White, President and CEO at Alliant Health Solutions. 

For more information about the Center of Excellence Nursing Facility, visit https://bit.ly/COE_BH_NursingFacility or contact Alliant Health Solutions at COEinfo@allianthealth.org. 

About SAMHSA

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.

SAMHSA has advisory councils or committees to advance its goals. Through these councils and committees, SAMHSA draws advice from public members and professionals in the field of substance abuse and mental health.