Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Strong Collaboration

Intra-Agency Collaboration

Intra-agency collaboration focuses on changing policies, systems, and practices within a single agency or organization. Adjusting institutional practices has two clear advantages. First, it immediately increases the agency’s capacity to move its program objectives forward. Second, it increases the likelihood that the prevention program will be sustained over time, which will help you continue program activities beyond your funding cycle. In practice, intra-agency collaboration can exist between frontline workers and others in the same agency, particularly immediate supervisors.3


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