An Introduction to Home Visiting Funding: State Substance Abuse Agencies’ Roles in Planning Efforts

Home Visiting Funding Webinar
June 18, 2010
Sharon K. Amatetti, M.P.H., Senior Public Health Analyst Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Sid Gardner, M.P.A., Senior Policy Advisor National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

This webinar was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which included a number of important health and prevention initiatives targeted to assist at-risk children and their families. Among the initiatives, the law provides $1.5 billion over the next five years for a Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The first funding announcement for this program has been released and responses are due by July 9, 2010.

This webinar will provide an overview of the expectations outlined in the announcement as they pertain to coordination for substance abuse treatment services, discuss possible substance abuse data sources and resources for the development of the statewide needs assessment described in the funding announcement, and discuss best practice models for incorporating substance abuse services into home visiting programs.  An opportunity will be provided for participants to submit questions that will be answered in writing to all participants as soon as possible after the Webinar has concluded.


Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Webinar - June 17, 2010

The archive of the webinar on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, originally broadcast on June 17, 2010 and hosted by  the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is now available online.  This webinar provided an overview of the new Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and a walk-through of the first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) released on June 10, 2010.  It answers many of the questions about the Home Visiting Grant Program and the initial FOA.