Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Oversight

The CMHS Oversight contract consolidated four existing task orders into one logistics task order to support the program monitoring activities and the reviewing of applications performed by the Division of State and Community Systems Development (DSCSD) with respect to Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) and Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) programs. McFarland & Associates provided consultants to serve as monitors and reviewers for MHBG and PAIMI programs. Our staff also provided logistical and administrative services, training, and editorial support; produced monitoring prompts and report writing guidelines; and coordinated activities between monitoring and review to support and facilitate the flow of information.

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Inter-Faith and Community-Based Logistics and Symposium

McFarland & Associates worked with faith- and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate programs whose mission was to improve the quality of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, and mental health service delivery. McFarland & Associates developed a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration comprehensive program evaluation system that employed a collaborative information management approach, and we had primary responsibility for data collection, instrumentation, report preparation, data analysis, and preparation of monthly and final reports. Also, McFarland & Associates helped to disseminate information on best practices for HIV/AIDS, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health services; and convened Inter-Faith and Community-Based Symposiums and working groups on relevant and emerging issues related to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental health.

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Minority Education Initiative Program Coordinating Center

The Minority Education Institution Initiative Program Coordinating Center (MEI-PCC) was dedicated to establishing a national network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to facilitate collaboration among the institutions; support culturally appropriate substance abuse treatment and mental health disorders treatment; support student health services and wellness needs on campuses; and facilitate the design and development of prevention programs and services that could be sustained within the minority institutions as well as to encourage student interests in the fields of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. McFarland & Associates worked with participating HBCU, HSI, and TCU partners to educate over 2,500 individuals on the risks of substance abuse and HIV infection, and to prepare Hepatitis health promotion/awareness workshops, public relations activities, and seminars. We also partnered to train student peer educators and perform HIV testing on the HBCU, HSI, and TCU campuses.

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