Thursday, October 27, 2016

Applications for the National Health Security Awards Program Now Open

Dear MRC Network,

Applications are now being accepted for the second annual National Health Security Awards Program through November 30, 2016. This awards program recognizes local health departments that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in implementing health security-related initiatives within their jurisdictions. Please share with your local health department and encourage them to apply. This could be a great opportunity to highlight your health department and your MRC. Last year, the Macomb County and Seattle/King County health departments were recipients and their MRC initiatives were also highlighted.

Visit the National Health Security Awards Program site for details on how to apply.


Ms. Dagayla Burks, MSHCA (Ctr)
Communications Specialist, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program
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Trauma....and Mental Health in out communities (U.S., Caribbean, Africa, and the Diaspora)

Ever witness or experienced an event that you dreamed, or to recall the event gave you an emotional response.  You've suffered 'TRAUMA'.   From evacuations, sheltering, witnessing and viewing the emotional distress of others from a crisis situation.  We need to focus more on mental as well as physical challenges in address 'all hazards' that effect our community.


SAMHSA provides up to $38.6 million grants to help individuals and communities recover from trauma

Friday, October 14, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to a total of $38.6 million in Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) over the next five years to help people and communities recover from, and build resiliency to trauma.
ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to youth and families exposed to trauma through natural or man-made disasters or civil disturbances. The grants promote resilience and equity through applying evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
“Trauma, whether from exposure to manmade or natural disaster can have a devastating effect on people,” said Paolo del Vecchio, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. “It can be particularly harmful to youth and people from groups that have traditionally lacked adequate access to behavioral healthcare. ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to everyone in need.”
The following are the communities receiving ReCAST grants:
GranteeLocationAnnaul AwardNumber of years
City of OaklandOakland,Calif.$1 millionFive
City of ChicagoChicago, Ill.$1 millionFive
Baltimore City Health Dept.Baltimore, Md.
$3 million in year one, $0 in years two and three and $1 million in years four and five
City of FlintFlint, Mich.$972, 599Five
City of MinneapolisMinneapolis, Minn.$1 millionFive
County of St. LouisBerkley, Mo.$947,599Five
Bexar Co. Commissioners CourtSan, Antonio, Tx.$820, 413Five
Milwaukee Health Dept.Milwaukee, Wis.$1 millionFive
The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit
General information about SAMHSA is available at:
For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

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