MDS is BACK!
SAMHSA CSAP is pleased to announce the re-institution of the Minimum Dataset
(MDS) which is now available for the following states and territories:
Arkansas, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Federated States
of Micronesia, Guam, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota,
Montana, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico and
SAMHSA CSAP has worked diligently to bring the system back up for all those
who were active users as of September 2013; MDS is being made available to
users on a rolling basis, which should be complete by February 28.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please
contact John Park (email@example.com)
or Frank Winn (Frank.Winn@samhsa.hhs.gov).
We apologize for any inconvenience that this might have caused you over the
past few months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Prevention Courses: On September 30, 2013, CSAP will begin a review of the Prevention Courses located on this site and as a result of that review, the courses will be taken down. We want to ensure that prevention professionals have alternate pathways to meet their training needs and are providing a list of options for you to consider. Please click here (download Adobe Reader) for a list of courses and course products. Many of the courses have continuing education credits available.
SPF SIG State Project Officers and Grantees: OMB approval for the collection of SPF SIG data (GLI and CLI) has expired; and the DCAR is in the process of submitting a revised package to OMB to obtain approval. Though SAMHSA cannot officially require data from grantees until OMB approval is granted, please note that grantees can continue and are encouraged to gather data while we are working with OMB during the approval process. Once OMB approval is obtained, all grantees will be required to submit data without any lapses in the information submitted.
MAI-HIV Grantees: On February 10, 2013, SAMHSA received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to use revised MAI-HIV data collection instruments for adults and youth. These instruments were revised to include new items to assess: 1) Military Service (# 16-18 in the Adult questionnaire, # 16-17 in the Youth Questionnaire) and 2) Binge Drinking (# 60-61 in the Adult Questionnaire, and #68-69 in the Youth Questionnaire). Please begin using these new questionnaires immediately. The Prevention Management Reporting and Training System (PMRTS) is currently being updated to reflect these new items. You will not be required to attend a training regarding these changes to enter your data into the system. In the meantime, please begin to use the newly approved data collection instruments found under Prevention Resources and on the DCAR Support site.
Announcement of DCAR Contract: The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the award of the Data Collection, Analyses, and Reporting (DCAR) contract to Westat. The Westat team includes PIRE, Carnevale Associates, and KIT Solutions, the previous DCAR contractor who will handle all of the operations of the Prevention Management Reporting and Training System (the Portal). This new contract will assume the responsibilities for functions of both the former DACCC and DCAR contracts. More information will be shared as the contract begins regarding data cleaning, analysis, and reporting. Data will continue to be due twice a year, in November and May. Data submission will remain the same. As of November 1, please contact DCAR Support via phone 1-888-348-4248 or email DCARSupport@kitsolutions.net.