Review of Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Public Health, Substance Use and Mental Health, Women's Health
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Activity Description

An ad hoc committee will conduct a review of outcomes achieved by four specific programs funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) authorized in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA; P.L. 114-198). The specific CARA programs are Building Communities of Recovery, State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women; First Responders; and Improving Access to Overdose Treatment. The review will result in three reports over five years.

The first report will recommend outcomes and metrics for each of the four programs that grantees should collect and report to SAMHSA. The second report will review reported outcomes and metrics to assess progress towards achieving program goals. The third and final report will review the specified programs for their effectiveness in achieving their respective goals as measured by the metrics identified and provide recommendations to Congress concerning the appropriate allocation of resources to such programs to ensure cost-effectiveness in the Federal government's response to the opioid addiction epidemic.

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