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Voice Awards Blog Week-Organization

As a military family member, a person in recovery, and a person who has had the privilege of working as a nurse in the behavioral health field for 44 years, I am most excited about my work over the past eight 8 years strengthening military and civilian behavioral health organizations through SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans,… Read More

Voice Awards Blog Week-Community

Having the good fortune to travel throughout the country working with states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support the enhancement of the systems that support service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF), I have seen many innovative initiatives in communities.  All of these initiatives are being led by dedicated people who are committed… Read More

Voice Awards Blog Week-Individual

Transitioning service members and veterans face many different challenges, some of which are very similar to their civilian counterparts and others that are unique to the military. Issues such as child care, home maintenance, and household finance management are common to most families, but military spouses and family members often face other issues, such as… Read More

Pink, Yellow, and Orange Cake with stars sprinkles

This post originally appeared on the SOAR Voices blog. We have been collecting SOAR outcomes for 11 years now and as tedious as data collection can seem, it never gets old. Every application, every approval, every dollar saved, and cost reimbursed represents a life changed, a system improved, and a difference made. I look at… Read More

Empty apartment

This blog post originally appeared on the SOAR Voices page of the SOARWorks website. With the release of new guidelines on coordinated entry systems by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in January 2017, communities around the country are working hard to increase the efficiency of their local crisis response systems, ensuring… Read More

San Francisco apartments

It’s National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017) and like our partners and providers around the country, we are helping to raise awareness of how homelessness impacts public health. This year’s annual theme, coordinated by the American Public Health Association, is “Healthiest Nation 2030.” This theme focuses on how we can work together to create… Read More

Get Social with PRA

Looking for new ways to connect with the PRA projects? Have you checked out our projects’ social media presence? National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) The NCMHJJ has a strong social media presence—you should follow and like us! Our Twitter account shares resources and opportunities for juvenile justice professionals daily, while our… Read More


The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was recently signed into law with overwhelming bipartisan support. It provides exciting opportunities for developing or expanding criminal justice and behavioral health collaboration to reduce the disproportionate prevalence of justice involved persons with mental illness. The Cures Act provides for a broad range of programs through multiple funding streams, including… Read More

This blog originally appeared on the SOAR Voices blog. With the deadline for the next round of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) approaching on February 3rd, we want to highlight how important the integration of SOAR into SSVF programs has been in ending homelessness for Veterans with disabling conditions. In 2015, over half of… Read More

PRA's Top 10 Blogs of 2016

One of the things we pride ourselves on at PRA is the uniqueness of the PRA blog. It’s a space for staff to get to know one another more deeply, for our projects to report on the great work they are doing, and for individuals and organizations to get a better sense of PRA’s culture… Read More