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The Behavioral Health Indicator Workgroup (BHIW) comprises selected SAMHSA/CSAP project officers and staff from the Center for Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and SAMHSA’s former State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW). The BHIW was created to assist SEOWs to respond to requests from state health departments that wanted to str...
SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) designed the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST), workforce development curriculum, to prepare entry-level prevention practitioners to engage in a comprehensive, data-driven strategic planning process guided by SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. The curriculu...
As travel budgets shrink and cost restrictions on in-person meetings grow, Federal-, state-, and local-level substance abuse prevention and behavioral health agencies are turning to virtual methods to meet workforce development needs of a growing cadre of practitioners. Yet, in transitioning from in-person to virtual, it is important to consider ef...
For the past 10 years, the Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (NECAPT) has provided technical assistance services to Single State Agencies (SSA) for substance abuse prevention. As Federal prevention initiatives have come and gone during this time, States have had to conform to new prevention requirements while at the sa...
Traditionally, alcohol prevention efforts have been limited to younger populations, failing to reach growing numbers of older adults (over age 65). Current projections indicate that baby boomers will double the number of persons over 65 from 36 million to 71.5 million by 2030. An increasing number of older adults also misuse alcohol: the number in...