Local Training and Technical Assistance for Addiction and Mental Health Services


The Danya Institute (according to their website):

Since it was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2001, the Danya Institute has provided training and technical assistance (T/TA) to more than 10,000 community outreach workers, and addictions and mental health providers nationwide. This equates to improved quality care for an estimated 100,000 persons in recovery from the chronic diseases of addiction and mental illness.

The institute is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to manage the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Prevention Technology Transfer Center, and State Targeted Response Technical Assistance.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC):

Contact: Holly Ireland, Project Director, hireland@danyainstitute.org

The center focusses on preparing tools needed by practitioners to improve the quality of service delivery. They also provide intensive technical assistance to provider organizations to improve their processes and practices in the delivery of effective substance use disorders treatment and recovery services.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC):

Contact: Oscar Morgan, Project Director, omorgan@danyainstitute.org

The center works with organizations and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices to individuals. This includes the full continuum of services: mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support. In addition, provides suicide prevention in terms of race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. The center provides technical assistance and training to states and local school districts.

Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC):

Contact: Deborah Nixon Hughes, Project Director, dhughes@danyainstitute.org

The center develops and deploys substance misuse prevention tools, along with intensive technical assistance and learning resources.

State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA):

Contact: Adrian Wicker, Technology Transfer Specialist, awicker@danyainstitute.org

The consortium was created to aid in addressing opioid use disorder prevention. It was funded to provide local expertise in communities to help address the opioid crisis.