Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy
In 2011, SAMHSA launched the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) to promote the widespread adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people in recovery from substance use and/or mental health conditions.
New Funding Opportunities Under BRSS TACS Announced!
The 2014 Peer Awards for Health Reform Education enable peer-run/recovery community organizations in states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribal jurisdictions located in a state or states that has/have expanded Medicaid eligibility in 2014 to: (1) collaborate with peer-run/recovery community networks to educate people with substance use and mental health conditions and their families, friends, and allies about health insurance changes and other policy issues initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010; and (2) learn from the experiences of individuals with addictions and mental health needs who are newly insured and Medicaid eligible about effective approaches to outreach and enrollment, and treatment access strategies. Applications must be received by February 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST. Contact BRSS TACS for more information.
The 2014 BRSS TACS Peer-Run Organization/Recovery Community Organization Awards to Promote Best and Emerging Practices in Peer Services (BRSS TACS Peer Best Practice Awards) support activities that promote the adoption of peer-delivered, recovery-oriented services for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders with the goals of 1) promoting the use of best or emerging practices for peer-delivered recovery supports by developing informational materials that educate peer providers (e.g., peer specialists, peer recovery coaches, peer and parent support providers, promotoras, and peer youth workers) and traditional service providers (e.g., the staff of programs that are not peer-run, clinically trained mental health and substance use treatment providers, and others; 2) providing virtual training and educational activities for peer providers and/or traditional service providers on best or emerging practices for peer-delivered recovery supports; or 3) planning and developing capacity and/or infrastructure to establish new peer-delivered recovery supports. Applications must be received by March 3rd, 2014 by 5:00pm EST. Contact BRSS TACS for more information.
Building on the accomplishments of mental health and addictions recovery movements, BRSS TACS serves individuals and communities that are vital for moving the field towards a recovery orientation including:
- People in recovery
- State, county, tribal, and city behavioral health authorities
- Policy makers
- Behavioral health providers, including peer providers
- Other health and human service providers
- Family members
BRSS TACS offers resources and opportunities to a wide audience, including, States, Territories, Tribes, direct service providers, advocates, families, and people in recovery.
- BRSS TACS Funding Opportunities
- Expert Panels
- National Symposium
- Shared Decision-Making Tools
- Technical Assistance to Mental Health Transformation Grantees
Project Overview [PDF | 118 KB]:
The goals of BRSS TACS and how they are being achieved
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [PDF | 165 KB]:
Questions from the field about BRSS TACS
Watch previously aired webinars or register for upcoming events
Recovery Resource Library:
Find reports, research articles, decision aids, training tools, and more