Members Appointed to Federal Committee to Address Serious Mental Illness


The Secretary of Health and Human Services has announced the inaugural meeting of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC).

The ISMICC will meet on August 31, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting will be held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.
The meeting will include information on federal advances related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED), including data evaluation, and recommendations for action. Committee members will also discuss workgroups, future meetings, and the Report to Congress.

Members of the public can attend the meeting via telephone or webcast. The meeting can be accessed via webcast at To obtain the call-in number and access code, submit written or brief oral comments, or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register at the SAMHSA Advisory Committees Web site or contact Pamela Foote, Designated Federal Official (see contact information below).

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written statements should be submitted to the DFO on or before August 24, 2017. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting. Individuals interested in making oral presentations are encouraged to notify the DFO on or before August 24, 2017. Two minutes will be allotted for each presentation.

Substantive meeting information and a roster of Committee members is available at the Committee's Web site or by contacting Pamela Foote, DFO.

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