The ATTC Hispanic Initiative is being developed in order to meet the needs of Hispanic service providers and clients who require better resources created specifically for this population.
This website will emphasize science-based information related to the health of Hispanic communities by particularly addressing drug use problems and consequences, drug treatment and health care availability, co-occurring condition protocols, patient assessment instruments, and human resources such as specialists and consultants knowledgeable of the health of Hispanic/Latino communities.
The goal is to provide accessible, meaningful data on the complex drug and health related issues of our Hispanic/Latino communities. By functioning as a centralized information hub, The National Latino Addiction Treatment Community Network will disseminate science-based data that can help educators across all levels of the drug use workforce community provide effective services.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Blending Initiative emerges as a collaborative agreement between NIDA and the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The initiative was created with the purpose of transferring research to practice, incorporating scientific evidence-based models to treatments available to the community.