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SAMHSA announces the 2010 Science and Service Award winners

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has selected 28 organizations to receive the agency’s 2010 Science and Service Awards. These awards recognize exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.
The awards program is part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on the prevention of substance abuse and mental illnesses. Now in its fourth year, this annual award program recognizes public- and private-sector organizations, as well as community-based coalitions, that have worked to improve their communities and the lives of individuals by providing the best services possible.
“Families and individuals deserve the most effective services possible for the prevention and treatment of health conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders,” said SAMHSA’s Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. “These award winners deserve to be commended for blazing new trails in providing such cutting-edge, effective services in their communities.”
Awardees were chosen in each of five categories: substance abuse prevention; treatment of substance abuse and recovery support services; mental health promotion; treatment of mental illness and recovery support services; and co-occurring disorders.
To be eligible for these non-monetary awards, an organization had to demonstrate successful implementation of a recognized evidence-based intervention, including interventions that have been published in the scientific literature and/or appear on a federal or state registry. Awards were made to the following organizations:
State Organization
Arizona Old Pueblo Community Services, Tucson
California Project 180, Los Angeles
Colorado Addiction Research & Treatment Services, Denver
Denver Juvenile and Family Justice TASC Project, Denver
Mental Health Center of Denver, Denver
Connecticut Connecticut Center for Effective Practice, Farmington
NAFI CT, Inc., Farmington
Wheeler Clinic, Plainville
Florida Borinquen Health Care Center, Miami
Crosswinds Youth Services, Cocoa
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc., Fort Lauderdale
Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc., Miami
Illinois Family Service and Community Health Center, McHenry
Massachusetts CAB Health & Recovery Services, Inc., Peabody
Institute for Health and Recovery, Cambridge
Michigan InterAct of Michigan, Inc., Kalamazoo
Missouri Missouri Cadre for Co-Occurring Excellence, St. Louis
Missouri Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City
New Jersey Fox GERI: Geriatric Education & Research Institute, Cherry Hill
New York Center for Practice Innovations, New York City
Mt. Hope Family Center, Rochester
New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services, Albany
North Carolina 3-C Family Services, Cary
Ohio Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board, Cleveland
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Cincinnati
Pennsylvania Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia
Tennessee Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc., Nashville
Utah Weber Human Services, Ogden
More information on these awardees is available through the Science and Service Awards page on
SAMHSA’s Web site at
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.