Apply Today: NASHP’s State SUD Policy Institute Supports States to Address SUD in Federally Qualified Health Centers

The National Academy for State Health Policy invites states to apply to participate in the State Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Institute: Leveraging Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to Address SUD. The institute, supported by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, will support up to five state teams to develop innovative strategies to increase access to and quality of SUD treatment, recovery, and preventive services for Medicaid beneficiaries in FQHCs. The institute will begin in September 2018.

Fast Facts:

What’s in it for states?

  • Eighteen months of flexible, practical support and resources, including:
  • Individualized assessments of states’ policies and regulatory barriers;
  • Assistance developing a state action plan;
  • State-specific supports and resources; and
  • Opportunities to connect with peers and state, federal, and national experts while supported by NASHP’s in-house expertise.

Team composition: A core team will include a senior Medicaid official, a senior state behavioral health agency or division official; a senior representative from the state primary care association (PCA), and one FQHC representative. Additional team members may be included as needed.

How to apply: Please download the request for applications (RFA) and accompanying application questions below. Completed application questions must be emailed to Hannah Dorr by 5 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

More information: Interested states and partners can join an informational webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Email Hannah Dorr with questions.

Informational Webinar

NASHP will host an informational webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. (EST) Thursday, July 12, 2018, to provide additional information about the institute and answer questions. To register for the webinar, click here.

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete a brief application and email Hannah Dorr by 5 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Please answer the application questions succinctly and provide information for NASHP to assess each initiative, using the criteria outlined on pages 3 and 4 in the RFA. NASHP will notify each state team of the status of its application no later than mid-August 2018.

RFA and Application Questions

View or download the Request for Applications

Download the Application Questions

The institute is supported through the National Academy for State Health Policy’s National Organizations for State and Local Officials Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration.