DCAR Customer Support will be moving to a new location. As a result, the support
lines will be taken down and Support will be unavailable on Friday, April
11 starting at 2PM (EST). Support lines will be available again. Please
feel free to continue emailing Support any requests throughout the weekend and
we will respond to those inquires on Monday, April 14, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.
SPF-SIG Grantees: On February 27, 2014, SAMHSA received approval from
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to use the newly reviseded revised
SPF-SIG data collection instruments. These instruments were revised to
remove, change, and/or add items to the: CLI Questionnaires - Parts I and II
and GLI Questionnaires - Implementation and Infrastructure. Look for an
email from your project officer for details on high-level changes to the
instruments. The Prevention Management Reporting and Training System
(PMRTS) will be updated to reflect these changes. We will send another
update regarding the timeline of changes to the PMRTS. No training is
planned to review these changes. In the meantime, please begin to use
these newly approved data collection instruments. Please contact the DCAR Help Desk at DCARSupport@kitsolutions.net or
Winn, Jr., PhD, CSAP SPF-SIG Cross-Site Team Lead, Frank.Winn@samhsa.hhs.gov, 240-276-2494.
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,
Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto
Rico and Utah.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.