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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 12, 2007    #160
Contact: Angela Turner
816-235-1592

UMKC center receives $3 million grant to assist addiction treatment professionals

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Office has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling approximately $3 million.

This is the third consecutive grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center of Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to the National Office, which interprets substance abuse research for the professionals who treat addictions. The National Office will receive $550,000 per year for five years.

In addition to the National Office, each of the 14 regional centers of the ATTC Network was also awarded a similar five-year grant with which to operate in their respective regions.

“This funding from SAMHSA provides a crucial financial component to our network and allows us to continue developing initiatives that serve addiction treatment professionals throughout the country,” said Mary Beth Johnson, ATTC National Office director.

The National Office and the Mid-America ATTC, one of the regional centers, are both programs in residence at UMKC. Mid-America covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska.

Major goals of the next five years include the following:

- serve as a focal point for identifying and promoting cutting-edge technology transfer activities

- advance efforts to address critical workforce development challenges

- promote the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices and recovery-oriented systems of care

- promote national visibility and access to ATTC products and resources

- collect, synthesize and report data of significance to SAMHSA/CSAT, the Network and the field

More information regarding the ATTC National Office is available at www.nattc.org.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences and urban engagement.

 

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