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The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) has honored Alliance Health Integrated Health Consultant Uzama Price, EdD, with its 2021 Member of the Year Award.
The NADD Member of the Year Award is given annually to a person who has made a notable contribution to support NADD’s mission to promote leadership in the expansion of knowledge, training, policy, and advocacy for mental health practices that promote a quality life for individuals with dual diagnosis (IDD/MI) in their communities.
Dr. Price came to Alliance Health as a NADD Dual Diagnosis Specialist, and she is the point of contact for the NC Children with Complex Needs Settlement Agreement. In her role she mentors internal applicants who are going through the process of certification. All Alliance applicants who completed the dual diagnosis specialist certification program have been certified.
“Dr. Price’s insight to working with persons who are dually diagnosed as well as the application of the six NADD competencies has been very instrumental in assisting many of us achieve our goal of becoming NADD certified,” said Alliance care Navigator Keshia Bunch.
Alliance Care Navigator Ebonie Potter said “Dr. Price’s mentorship has been vital in helping me to remain on track as well as redirection to remain connected with the guidelines and most importantly, the content.”
Dr. Price has also served as a resource throughout the state regarding NADD certification. The NC Department of Health and Human Services recently sponsored a statewide information session on NADD Certification and asked Dr. Price to conduct the web-based presentation. She also facilitated a didactic training September 2021 for DHHS and UNC School of Social Work on Promoting Positive Behavior for Children with Complex Needs. She currently serves on the advisory council for Elevatus, the premier sexuality educators for people with disabilities, co-chairs the NADD Specialist Committee, and is developing a curriculum on sexuality education from the applied behavior analytic perspective.