You’ve probably noticed that we’ve transformed SAMHSA.gov (and if you haven’t, we’ll wait here while you check it out). We’re excited to present the newly redesigned website, which we created with you in mind. Based on customer feedback, we designed a website that’s organized to make it easier for you to find the information and resources you need.
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You are invited to attend SAMHSA's April Advisory Committee Meetings. All meetings are open to the public and can be found on the registration page.
April 10, 2013 | SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services Meeting, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator, Chair
9 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and may also be accessed via teleconference at 888-677-8206; passcode: SAMHSA
Agenda will include
SAMHSA’s Project Evolve continues to move toward a new improved SAMHSA.gov. The “customer first” approach strives to ensure that SAMHSA.gov users are an integral part of the process with feedback driving improvements to SAMHSA.gov. We need your feedback to help us organize the lower level content of our webpages.
Since fall 2011, we have been posting Project Evolve progress updates, asking for your help and participation, and seeking your comments, feedback, and suggestions. So far, three rounds of online card sorting exercises have been conducted to evaluate the best ways to organize content on the new SAMHSA.gov:
Written By: Andrew Wilson, Office of Communications, SAMHSASeveral weeks ago, we asked for help in thinking through how SAMHSA’s website could be better organized. Using an online exercise (called a card sort), participants organized key behavioral health topics into pre-defined categories. The response to our request for participation was tremendous with over 1000 individuals participating over the course of one week. Participants included:
- 847 Behavioral Health Professionals
- 193 Personal/ General Users
- 70 SAMHSA staff
Written By: Andrew Wilson, Office of Communications, SAMHSAThe SAMHSA team supporting Project Evolve has been working hard over the past few months to make improvements to the website. Many of these improvements are still “behind-the-scenes,” but enhancements are underway to both the technical infrastructure underpinning the site and to how the information is organized and presented.Last fall, the inaugural Project Evolve blog post invited readers to help us evaluate a new way to organize information on the website. Instead of structuring the site around SAMHSA’s organizational layout, we began moving toward a topic-based approach.
Written By: Rashetta Fairnot, Public Health Advisor, Center for Substance Abuse TreatmentOn Wednesday, May 30, we hosted the May Recovery Month Twitter chat on the topic of “Partnerships and Collaboration: Recovery Services, Systems, and Support.” I was joined by co-hosts Paolo Del Vecchio, Acting Director from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Cathy Nugent, Senior Public Health Analyst, CMHS for a robust conversation centered on recovery-oriented services and support for people in or seeking recovery.