BRSS TACS Policy Academy

BRSS TACS Policy Academy – Apply by 2/18/15

The Policy Academy offers States, Territories, and Tribal governments the opportunity to advance the implementation of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems by bringing together stakeholders and change agents from different backgrounds and agencies to build communication, remove barriers, and develop Action Plans.

Five teams will be selected to participate in the 2015 Policy Academy, which will offer expert facilitation and support to help develop attainable, outcome-focused Action Plans. Each team that successfully creates an approved Action Plan will be eligible for a $75,000 fixed-price subcontract to help support Action Plan implementation.


2015 Focus: Individual, Family, and Community Health and Wellness

The theme of the 2015 Policy Academy is Individual, Family, and Community Health and Wellness. The Policy Academy will assist States, Territories, and Tribal governments to build their capacity to promote the health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities by enhancing the integration of services to address the needs of individuals in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. Teams are asked to focus on one of five domains. The domains are pathways to developing the infrastructure and capacity necessary for recovery oriented systems of care and operationalizing the goal of Individual, Family, and Community Health and Wellness.