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SAMHSA Releases the 2017 Adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Prevalence Estimates
October 4, 2018

NRI compiles data on behalf of SAMHSA for the Uniform Reporting System (URS). URS data are required to be submitted by each state behavioral health authority as part of the Mental Health Block Grant allocation. URS data form the basis for the National Outcome Measures (NOMS).

The 2017 state-by-state prevalence estimates for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) are now available. States use these estimates as part of their Uniform Reporting System (URS) data reporting requirements. The estimates, prepared by NRI, use the official SAMHSA estimation methodology for the prevalence of SMI and SED. The SAMHSA estimation methodology was developed and tested by SAMHSA during the 1990s and was published in the Federal Register in 1998. The calculated estimate of adults with SMI relies on state civilian population data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia and on the resident population data for Puerto Rico. The estimates for children with SED use a combination of state civilian population and poverty data.

SAMHSA/HRSA Resources for Opioid and Non-Opioid Therapies
September 20, 2018

September is also Pain Awareness Month. To help clinicians manage their patients' pain with opioid and non-opioid therapies, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) has collected resources that offer guidance. Clinicians can find the full collection on the CIHS website.

Additionally, the CDC also works to raise awareness of how pain affects persons, families, communities, and the nation and to support national action to address pain.

NASMHPD Annual 2018 Commissioner's Meeting
August 9, 2018

The NASMHPD Annual 2018 Commissioner's Meeting was held from July 29-31, 2018. Presentations from the meeting, several of which were delivered by NRI board members and staff, are available online. Learn more.


NRI Among Content Experts Advising APA on $14.2 Million Grant to Improve Treatment for Serious Mental Illness 
July 26, 2018

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has been awarded a five-year, $14.2 million grant to create an educational and support system to expand access to care for the 11 million adults in this country who have serious mental illness. 

The funding for the project, known as the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI), was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

NRI is proud to be among the 29 partnering organizations and individuals who will provide expertise on clinical content, educational resources and strategic guidance on the project Advisory Board. Learn more.