Author Archives: Sarah Minkoff

July-August 2018

Summer Activities:

Even with vacations (2 weeks in Brazil in July, 2 weeks on Cape Cod in August) it has been a busy summer.

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee:

Dr. Minkoff worked with the non-federal members of ISMICC … Continue reading

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“September is Recovery Month”

This was taken from Hon. Peggy Hora of the Justice Speakers Institute September is Recovery Month A Time of Celebration and Hope

www.recoverymonth.gov

In Memorium: Christopher Kennedy Lawford, 33 years sober.

While recovery should be celebrated every day, September is … Continue reading

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Paradigm

Dr. Minkoff had an article published in Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery’s journal Paradigm.  His article “Twelve Steps to Co-Occurring Competency: Building Competency in the Entire System” can be found on page 14 of the journal.

Here is a copy … Continue reading

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June 2018

Activities in June

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee:

Dr. Minkoff attended the first official ISMICC meeting of 2018, held in Washington, DC on June 8. (Opening Remarks of the ISMICC meeting) The ISMICC report released in December 2017 … Continue reading

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May 2018

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee:

Dr. Minkoff worked with the non-federal members of ISMICC to contribute input to the agenda and content of the first ISMICC meeting of 2018, to be held on June 8.   This included preparation … Continue reading

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Current Work

We are always working to spread our ideas for hopeful, strength-based, integrated mental health practice to the many communities that need support.

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April 2018

Activities in April

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute:   Continued work on finalizing the Houston Endowment substance use disorder System Report and helping to develop MAT TA capacity for Texas. Dr. Minkoff gathering information for the report on the new naltrexone … Continue reading

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March 2018

Activities in March

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee: Numerous telephone conferences to discuss how best to implement the ISMICC recommendations.   This culminated in an interdepartmental meeting coordinated by SAMHSA on March 28, where over 50 representatives of multiple federal … Continue reading

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February 2018

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee: Beginning efforts to organize the federal interdepartmental implementation process for the ISMICC Recommendations.

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute:   Dr. Minkoff and Dr. Cline contributed to the policy recommendations submitted by MMHPI to the state … Continue reading

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January 2018

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee:

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute:   Dr. Cline and Dr. Minkoff, along with Sam Shore, began participation in a Texas Health and Human Services Committee joint workgroup with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute … Continue reading

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