Indian Health Service Announces New Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Generation-Indigenous Awards

October 20, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has announced 42 Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) funding awards to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and IHS federal government programs together totaling more than $7 million for one year. Awardees will focus on increasing positive youth development, fostering resiliency, and promoting family engagement among Native youth up to and including age 24 in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These awards will provide more access to health services by increasing the number of behavioral health providers who specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families with the overall goal of preventing suicide and substance use. A complete list of awardees is available here.