The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified five (5) Priority Areas to better meet the behavioral health care needs of individuals, communities, and service providers.
The Danya Institute manages the three SAMHSA Central East Technology Transfer Centers (TTC), which consists of the Addiction TTC (ATTC), the Mental Health TTC (MHTTC), and the Prevention TTC (PTTC). The purpose of the TTCs is to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness. The Central East region follows HHS Region 3, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Open Society Institute-Baltimore focuses on the root causes of three intertwined problems in our city and state: drug addiction, an over-reliance on incarceration, and obstacles that impede youth in succeeding inside and out of the classroom.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. Its mission is to improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.
For three years, the Danya Institute operated the Technical Assistance Resources Guidance, Education, and Training (TARGET) Center under a cooperative agreement with HRSA.