Author Archives: Andrew Shaughnessy, M.A.

Overseeing Opioid Response Grant in Southwest Missouri

Phenomenal afternoon spent at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO touring their new behavioral health clinic. Dr. Nash is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in Southwest Missouri providing innovative care to those with substance use disorder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show opioid deaths in Greene County increased to 31.6 […]

SAMHSA Grant Reviewer

It is official! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has invited me to become one of the Departments newest grant reviewers. In doing so, I will be trained to review proposals that have been submitted to the department. SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged […]

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. I had thought I lost myself, but alas I am starting to see the light at the […]

Heartland Regional Health Equity Council Member!

For a term of three years (2018-2021), I’ve been voted to serve with some of the Heartland’s key health stakeholders throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region-VII district as a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC-VII). The mission of the Council is to increase collective leadership actions to promote […]

Leaders Participate in HHS Public Health Meeting: A Catalyst of Opportunity

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Region VII requested my full participation in a two day Public Health Meeting: A Catalyst for Opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri. This meeting will be convening key stakeholders and core champions from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas to discuss HHS Secretary Tom […]