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Below is a full list of information posted or updated on the DMH/DD/SAS web site. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the most recent updates. Items will remain for at least one month. Older announcements are not available.

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Cancellation: The DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for December 17, 2014, has been cancelled.
Find the agenda for the December, 10, 2014 State Consumer & Family Advisory Committee meeting.
UPDATE: State Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success Grant - Invitation to Apply Questions and Answers
State Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success Grant - Invitation to Apply Questions and Answers
State Consumer & Family Advisory Ccommittee Agenda November 5, 2014; 9:00am - 12:00pm; call 1-888-273-3658, Access code: 2490768#
Invitation to Apply: The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, NC DHHS, has received an award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), for a Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success grant. The goal is to address specified prevention priorities related to prescription drug misuse and abuse impacting individuals aged 12 to 25. Eligible applicants are community based substance abuse prevention providers or coalitions, in collaboration with an LME-MCO, which have a primary focus on substance abuse prevention and whose service area includes identified high need counties. Applications due: November 24th, 2014 by 5:00pm EST. Invitation | Budget Template
The agency and LIP monitoring tools have been updated. The number of record review events on the LIP Review Tool has been expanded to accommodate up to 30 events. The information that was filled in the DHSR Survey section of the Workbook Setup sheet on the Review Tool in the Agency workbook has been deleted. Updated tools have been added to the Provider Monitoring web page.
Focusing in on Crisis Prevention. Scroll down to Solutions News.
New material regarding Community Mental Health, Supported Employment and ACT added to Transition to Community Living Initiative.
Find information on NC TIDE Conference with special focus on I/DD issues.
The next NC 1915c Innovation Waiver Stakeholder Meeting is scheduled for 9/26/14, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Brown Building, Dix campus, Raleigh, NC. (Map) The first meeting was held 9/5/14. Its purpose was to introduce a new method of matching resources with an individual's needs in a way that is equitable and would be sustainable in years to come. Points discussed included: How to communicate these issues with stakeholders in order to maximize provider and family understanding and participation in system design; Ensuring that flexible and right-sized, individualized services are available; Use of the Supports Intensity Scale and other information to create a person-centered, Individual Support Plan; How utilization Review can focus on how services will help the individual's personal outcomes.
Finding DWI services has changed. Now anyone can use a listing that shows services available in each county.
Transitions to Community Living: In-reach tool and guidance manual effective 7/1/14 are available.
The Crossroads Mental Health Unit of the CarolinaEast Health System has been designated to treat individuals under petitions for involuntary commitment and has been added to the IVC listing.

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