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2013 BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education

(1/4/2013)

Peer-Run Organizations are invited to read a letter, located at http://brsstacs.center4si.com/State_Peer_Awards_2013Letter.pdf, announcing the opportunity to apply for a contract sub-award under SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) initiative.


The 2013 BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education will enable peer-run organizations/recovery community organizations form networks dedicated to increasing awareness about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs and the services offered through the Affordable Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid.  These networks will also prepare to respond to eligibility determination and enrollment needs by developing outreach and enrollment assistance strategies. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity by submitting an application for your peer-run/recovery community organization.


Information about the BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education application, expectations of awardees, and activities, may be found at the following address - http://brsstacs.center4si.com/State_Peer_Awards_2013.doc.


Questions about the Request for Application (RFA) must be submitted by February 24, 2012 to Rebecca Stouff, by electronic mail to rstouff@center4si.com, or by U.S. mail to Rebecca Stouff, Center for Social Innovation, 200 Reservoir Street, Suite 202, Needham, MA 02494.


Questions about BRSS TACS may be directed to the SAMHSA Project Officer, Catherine Nugent, at cathy.nugent@samhsa.hhs.gov or 240-276-1577.


ATTEND THE INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
Register now for SAMHSA’s Webinar:


Applying for 2013 BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education
Friday, January 4, 2013 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Register Now at http://www.acteva.com//booking.cfm?bevaid=234499


Presenters:
Cathy Nugent, Marsha Baker, and Kevin Malone from SAMHSA, along with Livia Davis, Jeff Olivet and Robert Sember of the Center for Social Innovation


Description:
The webinar will provide an overview of the application process and SAMHSA’s expectations regarding how sub-contract activities will address the goals of Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education.


To obtain a copy of the RFA, please follow this link: http://brsstacs.center4si.com/State_Peer_Awards_2013.doc.


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