Blood in the Needle –
Jan. 10, 2018 – Administration officials confirmed that the contract for running the database has been terminated. A new entity will take over the program’s duties. A director for that group was announced Monday, but no other staff members are in place. Agency spokesman Brian Dominguez said Wednesday that the new entity is “working closely” with other parts of the agency to “institute an even more scientifically rigorous approach to better inform the identification and implementation of evidence-based programs and practices.” Officials did not give specifics about how the new approach will work, when it will launch or whether existing validated programs will be included. Agency officials froze the existing website in September, and no new postings have been added, according to mental health advocacy groups…

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