With New SAMHSA Awards, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies Launches Technology Transfer Centers for Mental Health and Prevention

Submitted by: 12/19/2018 by Maureen Fitzgerald

The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) has received two additional five-year awards from SAMHSA. With the new funding, CHESS will host the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center, in addition to the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC).

The three Technology Transfer Centers (TTCs) serve Health and Human Services Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  

The purpose of SAMHSA’s Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) Network is to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder and mental health prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

Todd Molfenter, Deputy Director of the CHESS, serves as Director of the three Great Lakes TTCs. Jeanne Pulvermacher serves as Assistant Director for all three projects and as co-director for the Great Lakes ATTC. Additional co-directors include Lou Kurtz (Great Lakes MHTTC), and Julia Parnell (Great Lakes PTTC).

“We are honored to receive the awards and excited at this opportunity to provide training and technical assistance to the behavioral health and primary care workforce in the Great Lakes Region,” says Molfenter.

For more information, visit the Great Lakes ATTC website. Websites for the new Great Lakes MHTTC and PTTC are under development and are expected to launch in early 2019. 

For more information about the Great Lakes TTCs, please contact: Maureen Fitzgerald at Maureen.fitzgerald@wisc.edu

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