Department of Health and Human Services

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention (Funding Opportunity)

This funding opportunity supports implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. 

Resource: SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirusSAMHSA is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country with the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation.

Resource: National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy.

Upcoming Event: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2020

The National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week website shares activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do that don’t involve leaving the house.

Resource: UPDATED COVID-19 Guidance for School Settings

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) updated Guidance for School Settings is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease and will be updated as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Two OAH Videos Win National Health Information Awards Honors

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in June 2019, was recognized for excellence in marketing, communication, and the creation of digital health resources. OAH won awards for two videos in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention class of the Fall 2019 Annual National Health Information Awards (PDF, 14 pages), organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).

Resource: National Adoption Recruitment Campaign

This national campaign promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the more than 123,000 children and teens who are waiting to be adopted. This year’s campaign includes videos, radio, digital, and print ads that highlight stories from families who have adopted from foster care and showcase the many moments that make adopting a teen rewarding.