Expert Help and Training for Social Services

Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program

Provides intensive technical assistance to rural healthcare providers in the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) service area in order to enhance healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes for residents in communities in the Delta region. Supports small rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other healthcare organizations seeking to strengthen local healthcare systems by addressing gaps in service and improving quality to better meet community health needs.

Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Provides training and technical assistance to help states and communities establish local SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) programs. Supports SOAR model implementation, which is designed to increase access to Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) benefits for eligible children and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Offers resources and training to enhance the ability of case managers to provide comprehensive SSI/SSDI application assistance to help individuals obtain their SSI/SSDI benefits, which can serve as an important resource to sustain individuals in treatment and recovery and secure permanent housing.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)