September 2012

SAMHSA Policy Academy, State Plan Boot Camp, Preparing States and Communities to Support the Behavioral Health Needs of Service Members, Veterans, and their Families: North Carolina Team Leader, Flo Stein participated in a panel to provide advice and lessons learned to nine new states.


Ms. Stein, Team Leader, attended the SAMHSA Policy Academy, State Plan Boot Camp, Preparing States and Communities to Support the Behavioral Health Needs of Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, in Alexandria on September 5-7, 2012.  A new cohort of nine states participated; in addition, representatives from eight alumni states, including North Carolina, and Washington, DC, comprised the State Leadership Team.  Ms. Stein was one of three state panelists that presented on Lessons Learned:  Advice from States that are Still Learning.  She also presented the state example in a panel on Expanding Peer-to-Peer Across Systems.  Priorities addressed infrastructure and leadership; needs assessment, data, and information sharing; service system design and best practice integration; workforce capacity and capacity building; and financing and sustainability. A TA request on the development of memoranda of understanding between the Division and other agencies resulted from the Academy.