SAMHSA launches National African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
Updated: Mar 5
SAMHSA announced the launch of their National African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AABH-COE). The purpose of the Center is to create and provide training, written resources, and technical assistance to service providers in mental health and substance use disorder fields. In addition, there will be information and tools for community partners, families, peer supporters, and individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Dr. Dawn Tyus, Principal Investigator for the Center, noted that the AABH-COE will work to name and understand the disparities faced by African American individuals and prepare the field to correct the disparities and address their effects.