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SAMHSA needs your help to develop innovative solutions to support recovery. Health Information Technology (HIT) has transformed the way health care providers can communicate, document, treat, and support their patients. HIT also puts healthcare into the hands of patients, families, and communities. That’s why SAMHSA is proud to announce two new challenges that call for technology-based innovations that will promote the public health and safety of communities across the country.CHALLENGE 1: SAMHSA’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge
Just like a person with type 1 diabetes needs insulin to stay healthy, a person in Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid dependence needs to be able to access needed medications. In fact, for a person in treatment for opioid dependence, access to Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) can mean the difference between relapse and sustained recovery.
This week, SAMHSA released its strategic plan for the next four years, Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015 – 2018 (Leading Change 2.0).