NASMHPD’s webinar on Components of Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis: Guidance Related to the 5% Set-Aside in the Mental Health Block Grant

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In its FY 2014 appropriation, SAMHSA was directed to require that states set aside 5 percent of their Mental Health Block Grant allocation to support “evidence-based programs that address the needs of individuals with early serious mental illness, including psychotic disorders.” SAMHSA provided the State Commissioners/Directors with information developed by NIMH about Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis. This webinar was held to help states gain a clearer understanding of the components of CSC and how states might incorporate this recovery-oriented approach into their work.

The webinar includes:

  • Opening comments from SAMHSA;
  • A presentation on CSC by Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP; Director of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH; and
  • Examples from the states of New York and Maryland related to work done in those states to implement the CSC model.


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