Behavioral health care refers to an integrated, interdisciplinary system of care related to mental health and substance use disorders that approaches individuals, families, and communities as a whole and addresses the interactions between psychological, biological, sociocultural, and environmental factors.
The National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) Behavioral Health program strives to support the development of programs that respect culture and Tribal sovereignty, and promote the balance between the mind, body, heart and spirit. In keeping with this focus, NIHB brings Tribal governments timely information to support health care policy analysis and decision-making.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces vacancies for membership on SAMHSA’s Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC). SAMHSA is soliciting recommendations and nominations to serve on this committee as the primary delegate for the geographic IHS areas that have an open seat. Those selected will serve a two year term. The vacancies open for nomination are:
Additional information about the TTAC can be found at:
Submit a completed nomination form (below), a nomination letter from the tribe and/or IHS Area office, and bio for the nominee. Please submit your nomination letter no later than March 29, 2013. Selection and notification will be made by April 26, 2013.
You can mail your nomination to:
Sheila Cooper, Senior Advisor for Tribal Affairs
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1055
Rockville, Maryland 20857
The Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) is a nationally coordinated demonstration program, focused on providing much needed, targeted methamphetamine and suicide prevention and intervention resources for Indian Country. This initiative promotes the development of evidence- based, practiced- based and promising practice models. These models represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches from a community driven context. To learn more about the MSPI communities please follow the link below:
Click here to view Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) page
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