Get to Know the Southeast ATTC
Southeast ATTC (SATTC) is housed at Morehouse School of Medicine, Substance Use, Prevention and Treatment Division of the National Center for Primary Care. SATTC is devoted to cultivating effective evidence-based research and practices that improve treatment access and outcomes, develop alliance to support and implement best treatment and prevention practices to increase the awareness knowledge and skill of practioners and pre-service professional.
The SATTC was established to:
- foster cultural appropriateness,
- cultivate system change,
- disseminate addiction information,
- identify resources, and
- promote science to service treatment approaches that support workforce development and practice improvement.
To engage the treatment and recovery community Southeast ATTC
- sponsors and co-sponsors training events;
- plans with public and private organizations in partnerships and collaborations;
- addresses the special needs of specific populations (i.e. faith community, women and African American to support cultural appropriateness; and
- provides technical assistance to the addiction treatment community.
Southeast ATTC also provides continuing education in addiction treatment to pre-service and practicing professionals. We continue to expand our network of regional substance abuse professionals by recruiting students into the field of addictions and providing relevant academic curriculum and training. Addiction educators, the recovery population, clinicians in the areas of primary care, mental health and HIV/AIDS, community and faith-based organizations also receive current information on addiction.
Our Currents initiatives are “Let’s Have the Conversation: One Voice One Mission” and “Minority to Priority”. The Southeast ATTC will work closely with special populations that includes faith leaders, women and African Americans to provide best practices, access to services, promote cultural competence and inclusion to address substance use disorders.