There’s no love for SAMHSA in the new federal stimulus law.
SAMHSA was the only federal agency under the U.S. Public Health Service not specifically listed to receive stimulus funds. Daniel Guarnera, the government relations liaison for
NAATP, describes this unfortunate situation in a
blog posting on
Addiction Professional’s Web site (
Behavioral Healthcare’s sister publication). However, Guarnera told me that SAMHSA is trying to procure some of the funding earmarked for health IT and prevention services (as a lot is left to the discretion of the HHS secretary—whoever that may be!).