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About the Event The South Africa HIV ATTC held a two-day event consisting of an SBIRT Scale-Up policy meeting and intensive training workshop. The policy meeting was requested by the National Department of Health and was hosted by the South Africa HIV ATTC in the city Cape Town. The South Africa HIV ATTC’s collaboration with […]
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Published: 11/19/2018
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. At 197 people each day, this is more than the number of lives lost in car accidents or gun-related homicides. An overwhelming majority of these overdose deaths involved an opioid. In October 2017, […]
Published: 11/16/2018
Join the NWATTC on November 28, 2018 for a webinar about mindfulness-based relapse prevention, an evidence-based treatment developed at the University of Washington. Mindfulness practices increase awareness of triggers, habitual patterns, and "automatic" reactions. These practices cultivate the ability to pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before us.  Dr. Chawla […]
Published: 11/16/2018
The Prevention Technology Transfer Network (PTTC) joins the ATTC and MHTTC Networks! Like many other chronic medical conditions, substance use disorders are both treatable and preventable. The PTTC will be comprised of one coordinating office, 10 regional and two focus area grant recipients to provide intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals. The PTTC Network will […]
Published: 11/16/2018
In July 2018, Head of Department Professor Jannie Hugo and Professor Tessa Marcus of the Tshwane District Hospital hosted members of the South Africa HIV ATTC team at the University of Pretoria Department of Family Medicine to review a training plan for the Community Oriented Primary Care lay workers, clinicians, team leaders and master trainers. The City […]
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Published: 10/25/2018
In June 2018, Dr. Goodman Sibeko, Director of the South Africa HIV ATTC, joined representatives from the Vietnam, Ukraine, and Southeast Asia ATTCs to participate in the NIDA International Forum. The research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focused on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world.
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Published: 10/25/2018
About the NEW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network Learn More at www.mhttcnetwork.org Years of research and knowledge of evidence-based practices show that well-designed mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery support efforts are effective and can have multiple benefits for individuals with mental disorders, including serious mental illness. The purpose of the MHTTC Network […]
Published: 10/23/2018
HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently […]
Published: 10/23/2018
The State Targeted Response (STR) Technical Assistance (TA) Consortium was created to support your efforts in addressing opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is here to provide local expertise in your communities to help address the opioid public health crisis. The […]
Published: 10/23/2018
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