as declared in The delegation includes: Project Alliance Program Director, William Paterson; Project Alliance Project Coordinator, Matthew Braun; UNE Research Assistant, Heather Doran; and Kennebunk Chief of Police, Robert MacKenzie.
The representatives were from Project Alliance, a substance abuse prevention coalition within the University of New England’s Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC).
On February 7, Project Alliance was recognized at a graduation ceremony marking the group’s completion of CADCA’s National Coalition Academy.
The Project Alliance team also met with U.S. representatives and senators at the Forum’s Capitol Hill Day event on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Project Alliance representatives heard from several federal leaders including Michael Botticelli, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) who received CADCA’s National Leadership Award at the event.
As it stated in Licensed Substance Abuse Professional Art Baker said that getting everyone on the same page across the state was important because Montana has such high rates of drug abuse.
HELENA – Mental health and addiction professionals from around the state gathered in Helena Thursday.
Newly appointed Director of Montana’s Public Health and Human Services Shelia Hogan said that the direct service providers are paramount to treating mental health and drug abuse in the state.
Whether it’s suicide prevention, whether it’s substance abuse, whether it is behavioral health – we want to make sure that we are directly connecting with them so that we’re able to get them what they need.
“They’re our front line in making sure that Montanans are healthy.
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Ninth Muslim Mental Health Conference to focus on substance abuse
Ninth Muslim Mental Health Conference to focus on substance abuseResearchers, students, mental health professionals and religious leaders will gather at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, April 13-14 to attend the ninth annual Muslim Mental Health Conference.
The Muslim Mental Health Conference is sponsored by the MSU Department of Psychiatry, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Institute of Muslim Mental Health.
The conference was created to promote awareness and acceptance of mental illnesses, fight stigma and improve access to treatment for members of the Muslim community.
“Everyone can learn and benefit from this innovative approach to mental health care,” she said.
Though the conference is focused on the Muslim community, Abbasi said that it is a very interfaith initiative and the information can be applied to any community setting.
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