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SAMHSA's CAPT Announces FY2013 Service to Science Awards to Increase Evaluation Capacity

On behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is pleased to announce the award of 24 subcontracts to community-based organizations committed to evaluating their substance abuse prevention programs with greater rigor. The subcontracts were awarded through Service to Science Initiative Request for Proposals on Building Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-Based Interventions through a competitive proposal solicitation and review process.

Service to Science is a national initiative designed to enhance the evaluation capacity of innovative programs and practices that address critical substance abuse prevention needs in a behavioral health framework. Administered by the CAPT, Service to Science provides training and customized technical assistance aimed at providing participants with the education and tools needed to evaluate their prevention efforts more rigorously. The goal of the initiative is to expand the pool of locally developed, evidence-based programs available to prevention providers across the country.

The purpose of the subcontracts is to help programs that have participated in Service to Science further refine their evaluation efforts. Selected programs receive up to $30,000 per program per year, depending upon fund availability. Funded organizations have used subcontract funding to enhance evaluation research designs, develop and administer assessment tools, include reliable and valid measures of outcome and intervening variables, and run more complex analyses of collected evaluation data, among many other enhancements.

Since 2005, SAMHSA has awarded Service to Science subcontracts to nearly 200 programs across the nation. The 24 subcontract winners for FY 2013 include programs based in 17 states and four tribal areas. They are:

Program Name Location
Medical Care Development, Inc. (21 Reasons) Augusta, ME
Santa Fe Mountain Center, Inc. (Adventures in a Caring Community) Tesuque, NM
Vista Community Clinic's North Coastal Prevention Coalition (Countering Pro-Marijuana Influences) Vista, CA
COPES, Inc. (Creating Lasting Family Connections) Louisville, KY
Texans Standing Tall (Earlier Screening and Brief Intervention Beyond the Judicial System) Austin, TX
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (Educational Athletics Program) Franklin, MA
Yale University (Family-Based Recovery) New Haven, CT
Hippodrome Theatre (Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre Program) Gainesville, FL
Prevention Network (Honor the Code) Syracuse, NY
Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services (INTERRUPTED - High Risk Youth Intervention Programs) Harrisburg, PA
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (Maajtaag Minobmaadzid Healthy Start Program) Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (Marshfield CARES) Marshfield, WI
Innovation Research and Training (Media Detective Family Night) Durham, NC
Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (Medicine Education Program) Gardena, CA
Lac du Flambeau Public School (Minobimaadiziiwin Coalition) Lac du Flambeau, WI
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. (Northland Coalition's System for Change) Kansas City, MO
Broward County School District (Passport to Peace) Wilton Manors, FL
North Jersey Community Research Initiative (Project WOW! Youth Center) Newark, NJ
Programa del Adolescente de Naranjito, Inc. (Proyecto Manejando el Coraje Prevenimos la Violencia) Naranjito, Puerto Rico
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Sault Tribe Alive Youth - STAY - Project) Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Student Leadership Services, Inc. (Student Leadership Services) Waterford, MI
NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. (We're Not Buying It! 2.0) East Brunswick, NJ
Native American Advocacy Program (Wicozani Patintanpi - Promoting Healthy Lifestyles) Winner, SD
Youth to Youth International (Youth to Youth) Columbus, OH

For more information about SAMHSA's Service to Science initiative or the Service to Science subcontracts, contact Kim Dash, Chief of Service to Science, or Matthew Biewener, Subcontract Administrator for Service to Science.


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