The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration June 8 announced the availability of $27.5 million in funding opportunities focused on improving women's behavioral health. According to the press release, the funds will expand access to services and improve the capacity of providers to identify and address mental health conditions, substance use and gender-based violence. SAMHSA announced $15 million in funds for the Community-Based Maternal Behavioral Health Services Program, which improves access to timely, culturally-relevant, evidence-based maternal mental health and substance use treatment, and $12.5 million for the Women's Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Center, which enhances the capacity of women's behavioral health providers, general health care providers and others involved in the holistic care of women to address the needs of those with or at risk for mental health and substance use conditions. 
 

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