New Grants & Contracts

May 26, 2017

Center for START Services, Dr. Joanne Malloy, Dr. Karla Armenti, NH-ME LEND program

From top left: Center for START Services, Dr. Joanne Malloy, Dr. Karla Armenti, NH-ME LEND program

  • The Center for START Services recently received a contract from the State of Georgia to conduct a Professional Learning Community training for their Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities senior leadership as well as perform a statewide systems analysis to inform the State about strengths and challenges related to serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.
  • Dr. Joanne Malloy received a contract from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to develop a Workforce Development Plan for the State Youth Treatment Planning Grant (SYT-P).  SYT-P is focused on treatment for youth and young adults (ages 12-26) with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) or Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD/COD).  The goal is to conduct an assessment of what exists now for competencies and treatment services and to develop a 3-5 year plan that ensures high-quality, research-based treatment for youth within a System of Care framework.  Dr. Debra Brucker will be leading the evaluation of the program.
  • Dr. Karla Armenti received an Opportunity Grant from the Endowment for Health to fund a Needs Assessment Workshop on Health and Safety Training for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This will help begin a conversation around building better protections for workers with disabilities. Read more >
  • The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Diversity & Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative, supported by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. Read more >