From July 8-11, 2007, the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) will hold its second national annual conference in Chicago. This association consists of individuals who lead state authorities in purchasing addiction services and who represent a primary audience for the Foundation's Vulnerable Populations Team's work in addiction. This grant provides support for SAAS to cover direct conference costs and purchased services. It will also provide support for several workshops related to some RWJF-funded projects, including the National Quality Forum consensus work and addiction quality improvement efforts related to Advancing Recovery and the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx). Foundation funds also will support the Project Director's time in planning a special meeting of the Presidents and Executive Directors of SAAS member state associations to learn about the NIATx national campaign and the potential role of state associations in that effort. Conference speakers will include addition treatment providers who have implemented NIATx projects, providers who participate in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and other experts.
Amount Awarded $25,000.00
Awarded on: 6/4/2007
Time frame: 7/1/2007 - 10/31/2007
Grant Number: 61424
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