The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a joint meeting of its four National Advisory Councils and its two Advisory Committees:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council;
- Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council;
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council;
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council;
- Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); and
- Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC).
The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use; SAMHSA's priorities and updates by the Centers and Office Directors; a presentation on the Report to Congress on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC); a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters; and a council discussion.
SAMHSA's National Advisory Councils were established to advise the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA; and SAMHSA's Center Directors concerning matters relating to the activities carried out by and through the Centers and the policies respecting such activities. The ACWS is statutorily mandated to advise the SAMHSA Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Associate Administrator for Women's Services on appropriate activities to be undertaken by SAMHSA and its Centers with respect to women's substance abuse and mental health services. The TTAC works with Federally-recognized Tribes to enhance the government-to-government relationship, and honor Federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian and Alaska Natives. The SAMHSA TTAC serves as an advisory body to SAMHSA.
Members of the public may attend in person, by telephone, or by web conferencing. Members of the public may also submit written comments by mail or email. More information is available via the Federal Register notice.