In 2009, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded the Healthy Transitions Initiative (HTI). Seven states were each awarded five-year grants (Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wisconsin) to identify and implement evidence-based models for service delivery to young adults with serious mental health challenges. Learning objectives focus on educating NITT-Healthy Transitions’ team members on the history to integrate services and supports for youth and young adults 16 – 25 with serious mental health conditions and their families. Previously funded transition grantees highlight systems and services, providing orientation to policies that are key to NITT-Healthy Transitions. Presented by Gwen White, NITT-TA Center; Diane Sondheimer, SAMHSA; Melissa Robinson Graves, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; Ming Wang, Utah Department of Human Resources; Michelle Vance, NAMI Utah; Alice Preble, Moving Forward (Maine NITT-Healthy Transitions); John Coppola, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Evidence Based Practice Center; Brian McBride, Milwaukee County – Wraparound Milwaukee (WI); Marqus Butler, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Lu Ann Reese, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health.
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Original Webinar Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015