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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification

Deadline: September 16, 2017

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) cooperative agreement is to increase access to community-based prevention strategies to provide social detoxification, evaluation, stabilization, fostering patient readiness for and entry into treatment for alcohol use disorders and when appropriate, other substance use disorders. Applicants must have a fully operational and staffed social detoxification program that provides all three critical components of the detoxification process that primarily serves American Indians.

Services should be completed in partnership with the individual and his or her social support network with due consideration for individual background, culture, preferences, gender identity, vulnerabilities, and strengths.

Amount: $2,000,000 is available for two individual awards between $500,000 and $1,500,000.

Eligibility: Public or private institutions operated by a state, local, Tribal, or private entity that operates direct, on-site alcohol and/or substance use disorder treatment services, including social alcohol detoxification services, to Indians. “Institution” means an entity that provides services on an inpatient basis. Eligible applicants must be able to start services on the first day of the award. Eligible applicants must serve Indians that make up at least 85 percent of the institution’s average daily census.

IHS will use this funding to focus on the provision of services in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Congress has highlighted that the community of Gallup, New Mexico, continues to face urgent needs for substance abuse treatment, residential services, and detoxification services to address an ongoing crisis of alcohol-related deaths of Tribal members. Senate Appropriations Committee Report 114-281 expressed the Committee’s expectation that IHS use funds provided in its appropriation to continue its assistance toward addressing this issue in the city of Gallup, New Mexico.

Link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/14/2017-17102/preventing-alcohol-related-deaths-pard-through-social-detoxification

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