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ASU’s Center gets $250K contract

August 15, 2007

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) awarded a $250,000 training and consultation contract Aug. 8 to the Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) in Phoenix.

Aimed at expanding the capacity and competency of the workforce, providers and provider networks, the contract will cover a range of services to be delivered to the Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), the state authority which oversees the delivery of state-funded behavioral health services.

Through an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), CABHP and its affiliated Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center will provide workforce training, assessment, evaluation and technical assistance to support ADHS/DBHS in delivering on four key goals through March of 2008, including: provide continuing education to employees working in substance abuse treatment and prevention facilities; coordinate adolescent substance abuse treatment statewide; and evaluate and administer the Arizona Child and Adolescent State Infrastructure Grant.

CABHP is a research and training center at ASU’s College of Human Services, which conducts research, provides program development and evaluation services, and designs and conducts workforce development initiatives to improve policies and programs that affect people with substance use disorders or mental illness.

The Center engages in a variety of initiatives and programs as it strives to inform and influence public policy, programs and practices to support those with behavioral health disabilities by synthesizing and transforming information and promoting new insight and understanding of crucial societal issues.