Project Build Up – Building the Workforce to Address Problem Gambling

Status: Current
Year: 2019
Location: Massachusetts
Client: Government organizations
Services Provided: Training and Technical Assistance, Community Health Grantmaking
Technical Expertise: Mental & Behavioral Health

About Project Build Up 

Project Build Up (PBU) is a Grant and Community Support Initiative funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Office of Problem Gambling Services (OPGS) and administered by Health Resources in Action (HRiA). 

PBU is designed to strengthen the capacity of outpatient substance use or gambling treatment agencies to provide or promote problem gambling treatment services. This program is focused on helping agencies create culturally responsive practices that address health and racial equity to support communities that are disproportionately impacted by problem gambling. 

PBU Programs 

PBU Grant Program – PBU funding aims to build overall organizational capacity to address problem gambling treatment. All MDPH outpatient substance use treatment programs and organizations with clinical treatment capacity are eligible to apply. 

Applications will open in Fall 2023. Learn more about this grant opportunity. 

PBU Learning Academy – The PBU Learning Academy is an intensive training for clinicians and allied health professionals to learn how to support populations that are disproportionately impacted by problem gambling. By engaging community experts and organizations working within these communities, the Learning Academy provides participants with skills and tools to support clients and family members in treatment. 

Applications for this training will be open three (3) separate times a year. Learn more about this training opportunity. 

Related services and programs

HRiA also operates the Massachusetts Helpline and leads a number of other projects focused on substance use and behavioral health.

Read more about our areas of technical expertise here.