Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Improves the health of people with mental illness and abuse alcohol, tobacco, or drugs 6 strategic initiatives: Prevent substance abuse and mental illness Integrate health systems Establish a trauma-informed approach in health Provide recovery support Promote health information technology and electronic medical records Promote cultural sensitivity 21
Slide notes:The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, works to improve the health of people with mental illness and those who abuse alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. The agency provides funding for special programs and disseminates information on behavioral health issues. The rationale is that prevention and treatment reduce health care costs and social costs for individuals, families, and communities. SAMHSAs projects are spelled out in six strategic initiatives Prevent substance abuse and mental illness Integrate health systems to ensure that behavioral health care services are accessible and connected to the broader health care system Establish a trauma-informed approach in health, behavioral health, human services, and related systems Provide mental and substance use disorder recovery support Promote health information technology and electronic medical records Promote cultura l awareness in health care practitioners 21