The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2016 – 2018 Prevention Fellowship Program.
Since 2006, the SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program has developed a knowledgeable cadre of prevention professionals who understand and exemplify the principles and best practices of reducing substance use disorders.
During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the field of addiction-related behavioral health care. The Prevention Fellowship Program prepares fellows to provide capacity-building Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) to support integration of prevention and behavioral health services in their state/territories. This is part of SAMHSA’s support for integrating policies and programs related to prevention and behavioral health promotion in states, U.S. territories, and local organizations.
Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), community and coalition organizing, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation, leadership, and health communications. Fellows will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.
The Prevention Fellowship Program seeks qualified individuals who are looking for professional growth in the field of addiction-related behavioral health care. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. These individuals are accepted on a location-by-location basis and will be assigned to mentors from participating State agencies across the United States and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions.