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SAMHSA Asks for Feedback on Its Strategic Plan

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued this announcement:

“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce that the agency’s draft Strategic Plan is now open for public comment. This 4-year plan (for 2023-2026) will guide its work as SAMHSA advances its mission to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

The 2023-2026 SAMHSA Strategic Plan presents a new person-centered mission and vision highlighting key guiding principles and presenting five key priorities and their associated goals and objectives. The Strategic Plan aligns with various initiatives and goals of the Administration. Input from stakeholders and SAMHSA staff have also helped to shape the development of the strategic plan.

Comments on the draft 2023-2026 SAMHSA Strategic Plan will be accepted now through 5 p.m. EST on April 27, 2023. For more information on the draft plan and to submit comments, please visit the Strategic Plan webpage on SAMHSA’s website. Read More

Most of Mississippi’s federal money for mental health and substance use services comes from SAMHSA.

The five priority areas on the plan are:

  • Preventing Overdose
  • Enhancing Access to Suicide Prevention and Crisis Care
  • Promoting Resilience and Emotional Health for Children, Youth and Families
  • Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health Care
  • Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce

Comments are due by April 27.

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