Advocacy

Advocacy Alert: SAMHSA Announces New Strategic Plan

August 31, 2023

via SAMHSA

On August 16, 2023, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the release of their 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. This plan emphasizes a more person-centered approach and introduces a new mission and vision, key priorities and guiding principles.

To achieve its mission, SAMHSA has identified five priority areas to better meet the behavioral health needs of individuals, communities, and service providers:

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

The Strategic Plan includes strategic goals and affiliated objectives associated with each key priority. It also integrates their four guiding principles (equity, trauma-informed approaches, recovery, and a commitment to data and evidence) across all policies and programs.

Read more and download the plan here.

Questions? Concerns?

As always, we want your input. What topics would you like to see us cover in future Advocacy Alerts? If you are a representative of a state association and have something for us to consider for an Advocacy Alert, let us know!

Did you know NBHAP members get regular access to our advocate in Washington, DC? If you have any questions about NBHAP's advocacy efforts, please contact us.

NBHAP Logo

A national membership association that provides education and advocacy for those in the behavioral health and addiction treatment industries.

We are the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.

Join Now


Contact Us


Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific
(closed major holidays)


a grayscale photo of two person holding hands; text reads 'Peer Recovery membership: $50 / year. Click for more infor'