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Mid-America ATTC

The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) is a collaboration between Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health (TMC-BH) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies (UMKC SoNHS). Serving the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, Mid-America ATTC:

  • provides intensive technical assistance to support organizations' and systems' efforts to implement EBPs and improve quality of care
  • sponsors online and in-person trainings and provides support to state conferences
  • disseminates resources through exhibiting, e-newsletters, and our website
  • develops curriculum and other products


New Online Course! Understanding Substance Use Disorders

Are you looking for accurate, science-based information about substance use, substance use disorders (SUDs), and SUD treatment? Understanding Substance Use Disorders is a 2-hour, self-paced online course designed for undergraduate and graduate students, behavioral health and health providers, and social services professionals who do not have a background in addictions or want a refresher. This course covers:

  • Why people start taking substances aI and the effects of substances
  • The continuum of substance use from not using (abstinence) to a substance use disorder
  • How substances effect the brain, causing a chronic, relapsing brain disease
  • Best practices for treating substance use disorders and maintaining recovery

The course is free for a certificate of completion or $10 for 2 hours of continuing education (CHES, CNE, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC).

Register today!

Want to know more about Kansas substance use disorder (SUD) practice and clinical care? Are you a new supervisor or director looking for a foundational course to orient yourself and your staff to terms, topics, and resources used in the SUD field?  A self-paced 5-hour, online course was designed for Kansas behavioral health/addiction managers, clinicians, recovery specialists, and organizations who want to know more about topics essential to Kansas substance use disorder (SUD) practice and clinical care.

A Professional’s Guide to Practicing Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery in Kansas

Find the course at or click here to go directly to course registration.


NEW- 2019 Leadership Institute!

Mid-America ATTC is excited to launch its 2019 Leadership Institute! This 7-month intensive program includes:

  • Leadership assessments
  • 5-day Immersion Training 
  • Mentoring
  • Booster Session on leadership & supervision related to trauma
  • And much more!

Want more information? Click here for the Leadership Institute Overview

Applications are due November 15, 2018!

Questions? Contact Bree Sherry, at