Watch: Feds Release Interagency Report on Serving People w/ Serious MH Conditions

NYAPRS Note: After several months of review and discussion, the first report of the new federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordination Committee will be released today, at a 9am news conference and a 10:30 live meeting (see links below).
The ISMICC was created under last year’s 21st Century Cures Act and, under the direction of the new HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, is charged with developing a blueprint for the Administration’s cross agency behavioral health policies that, according to their release, has “the potential to spur federal action to revolutionize behavioral health care by increasing access, quality, and affordability of care.” The report will represent our first look at what new and/or different steps SAMHSA and other federal agencies will be taking in the coming year.