State Seeks to Connect Brain Injury, SUD Communities

A new opportunity is available through the state for organizations wishing to train staff members on how to best coordinate care for individuals who have co-occurring brain injury and substance use disorder.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, in partnership with DPH and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts will train up to two clinically trained master’s level staff from an organization, who will then, in turn, be able to train others. The purpose of the “Train-the Trainer” grant is to connect the brain injury and the substance use disorder communities, and to train professionals in both communities.
There will be no funding provided to the selected agencies; compensation will be in the form of training. CEUs will be provided at all levels without cost to the individuals or the qualifying agencies.
The state’s RFR for the project is at the COMMBUYS site here. A bidder’s conference on the proposal is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough.