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2015-2016 HBCU-CFE Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Mini-Grant Request for Application!

The HBCU-Center for Excellence at Morehouse School of Medicine has received a Notice of Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to continue as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health. We look forward to working with all Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote student behavioral health and student retention.

The HBCU-CFE will again support a Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Sub-Award program. The purpose of this program is to promote opportunities for HBCU institutions to foster behavioral health careers through internships; to expand knowledge of culturally appropriate, evidence-based and emerging best practices; to expand screening and referral services for students at risk for behavioral health disorders; and to support educational activities around behavioral health and prevention strategies.

Please register for one of the HBCU-CFE Technical Assistance Webinars for the 2015-2016 Request for Application (RFA)

All HBCUs are eligible to apply for the Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Sub Award.

The sub-award submission deadline is September 24, 2015.  More info


National Recovery Month


National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate National Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.

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The HBCU-Center for Excellence is pleased to announce we received a notice of award from SAMSHA to continue to serve as the HBCU-CFE in Behavioral Health, thanks for your support and contributions! Information pertaining to upcoming behavioral health opportunities is forthcoming!

The HBCU Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Grant Number TI-023447.

The HBCU-CFE in Behavioral Health was established as a result of the accomplishments of the HBCU National Resource Center (HBCU-NRC) for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Infrastructure Development and the HBCU-CFE in Substance Abuse and Mental Health, also funded by SAMHSA.


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2014-2015 Mini Grantees/Sub Awardees

Congratulations to the recipients!

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Upcoming Events

Mini Grant RFA Technical Assistance Webinars
Thank you to all who attended!

Webinar Presentation


Recovery Month – 2015

(Rescheduled Behavioral Health Webinar)

Your Future In the Addictions Profession & Why This is the Best of Times


Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

Participants will understand the history of National Recovery Month, how to become an Addiction/Substance Use Disorder Professional and learn how to apply for the NAADAC Minority Fellowship- Addiction Counselor Fellowship Tuition Grant.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2015 Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Policy Academy

Thank you for attending the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, held March 13-15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The presentations and photos have been uploaded to the LEM Registration Website which can be below. Select your registration category and you will be able to view the files.

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Student Resources

Steering Committee Student Leader

HBCU campuses are invited to nominate a youth from your campus to serve on the Steering Committee for the HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health as a student leader/representative for years 2015-2017 of our grant.  Please complete application for the HBCU-CFE Steering Committee and return no later than August 28th 2015 and notification of selected student will be no later than September 18th.

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Internships and Fellowships

Who we are

The HBCU-CFE, through its established HBCU network, will target all 105 HBCUs and provide ongoing technical assistance and on-site and distance learning opportunities. The HBCU-CFE will advance these goals by building and strengthening collaborative partnerships

The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to:

  • Promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention
  • Expand campus service capacity, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources
  • Facilitate best practices dissemination, foster student leadership, and behavioral health workforce development