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

NASHP congratulates the five states selected to participate in NASHP’s State Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Institute:

  • Alabama
  • Illinois
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The State SUD Policy Institute, supported by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, will assist these five state teams to develop innovative strategies to increase access to and improve the quality of SUD treatment, recovery, and preventive services for Medicaid beneficiaries using federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The institute began 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: Each state team consists of a senior Medicaid official, a senior state behavioral health agency or division official; a senior representative from the state’s primary care association, and one FQHC representative. Additional team members may be included as needed.

More information: Interested states and partners can view an informational webinar, held July 12, 2018, that provided more information about the institute. To download the slides, click here. To view the webinar, click hereEmail questions to Hannah Dorr (

Archived RFA and Application Questions

View or download the Request for Applications

Download the Application Questions

View frequently-asked-questions about the institute.

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.