Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network is comprised of 10 Regional Centers, 4 National Focus Area Centers, and a Network Coordinating Office. Together the Network serves the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands of Guam, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshal Islands, Micronesia, and the Mariana Islands. Building on a rich history, the ATTC Network continuously strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders. By connecting them to the latest research and information through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications, the ATTC Network responds to the emerging needs of the field.
The Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NeC-ATTC) serving HHS Region 2—New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands—is managed by The National Development and Research Institutes in partnership with The Institute of Research, Education & Services in Addiction (IRESA) at the Universidad Central Del Caribe (UCC), School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The NeC-ATTC mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice in the public health arena to ensure the advancement of state-of-the-art techniques, evidence-based and promising practices, and supports for health and human services providers and other practitioners. Key activities include curriculum development, learning interventions for health and human services providers, training-of-trainers (ToT), technical assistance and capacity building, needs assessment, and research and evaluation.
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