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Welcome to Prairielands ATTC

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Welcome to the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center website.  At Prairielands, we provide educational opportunities for those interested in substance abuse treatment and counseling, including health professionals in primary prevention and treatment of substance abuse.  We are housed at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and offer services on and off-campus, utilizing technology such as the Iowa Communications Network and similar systems in each of the five states that comprise our region.  In addition, Prairielands offers consulting, technical assistance, and continuing education seminars for groups as well as individual providers. 


Prairielands ATTC’s primary mission is to disseminate evidence-based practice in substance abuse and problem gambling, thereby bridging the gap between science and service.  Prairielands ATTC provides technical assistance, training, and systems change assistance throughout the five-state region.  Dissemination efforts so far in 2008 address a wide variety of issues and aspects of addiction.  These include issues specific to substance abuse, culturally specific populations, problem gambling, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender issues, clinical supervision, concerns in rural, frontier, and tribal treatment populations, co-occurring disorders, and women and their children.


Tribal Prescription Drug Abuse Summit: Moving from Information Sharing to Action Plan

On June 29, 2012, the SAMHSA Region (V) Office, in collaboration with other Region V/Bemidji Area Department Health and Human Services operating divisions, held the Tribal Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Bloomington, MN.  Over 90 participants, representing 16 Tribes, 7 Federal agencies, 6 resource support agencies, and 3 States, attended the Summit. Participants included tribal chairs and council members, healthcare administrators, clinical providers, law enforcement personnel and others. The Summit provided a forum for information dissemination, action plan development, and peer-to-peer support.

For more information on the summit and access to powerpoint presentations, please see our Native American page.

Presentation of the 2nd Dr. Duane Mackey “Waktaya Naji” Award, September 20th 2012, Vermillion, SD

The purpose of the Dr. Duane Mackey “Waktaya Naji” Award is to acknowledge individuals who, in their addiction study careers, have made significant contributions in education, research, mentoring, and service among Native American peoples.  The award signifies the promise of continued success of an individual and serves to inspire others to make contributions to the addiction treatment field for American Indian people.  The award is also designed to recognize individuals who, through their concerted efforts, have untiringly promoted and espoused the ideals of equality and justice for all peoples.”

For complete information regarding the award, please follow the link: 


Empirically Support Treatments and

Diverse Populations: Challenges to Adaptation – 5 Examples

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