From Exclusion to Belonging:

Transforming Mental Health Care in America

The Vision: A Life in the Community for Everyone

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Centers and Offices
Transforming Mental Health Care in America
The New Federal Leadership
The Challenge
Highlights of the Federal Action Agenda
Components of Recovery
National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery
Programs of Transformation
Making It Count






The Charge: Transforming Mental Health Care in America

Federal Executive Steering Committee on Mental Health Transformation Education

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    Administration on Aging
    Administration for Children and Families
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Indian Health Service
    National Institutes of Health
    Office for Disability
    Office for Civil Rights
    Office of Public Health and Science
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Social Security Administration


Measure and Report Program Performance

  • Track National Trends
  • Establish Measurements and Reporting Systems
  • Implement National Outcome Measures (NOMs) within State and Community Program
  • Achieve Excellence in Management Practices Science to Services


Increase Service Availability

  • Assess Resources and Needs
  • Support Service Expansion
  • Improve Service Organization and Financing
  • Recruit, Educate, and Retain Workforce
  • Create Interlocking Systems of Care
  • Promote Appropriate Assessment and Referral


Improve Service Quality

  • Assess Service Delivery Practices
  • Identify and Promote Evidence-Based Approaches
  • Implement and Evaluate Innovate Services
  • Provide Workforce Training and Education

Stakeholder Partnerships

  • Advocates
  • Communities
  • Consumers
  • Educators
  • Faith-Based Groups
  • Families
  • Legislators
  • Media
  • Providers
  • Researchers
  • States
  • Territories
  • Tribes
  • Youth

Science to Services

  • Disaster Response Grants
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Homelessness Grants
  • Minority Fellowship Program
  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices
  • Suicide Resource Center
  • Technical Assistance Centers
  • Workforce Development Initiative

Capacity and Services

  • Children’s Mental Health Services Program
  • Children’s State Incentive Grants
  • Chronic Homelessness Initiative
  • Consumer Network Grants
  • Co-Occurring State Incentive Grants
  • Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals
  • Jail Diversion Grants
  • Mental Health Treatment Locator
  • Minority AIDS Initiative
  • National Suicide Hotline
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
  • Older Adults Mental Health and Primary Care Grants
  • Protection and Advocacy Program
  • Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homeless (PATH)
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students
  • Seclusion and Restraint Safe Incentive Grants
  • State Incentive Grants for Transformation
  • Statewide Family Network Grants
  • Suicide Prevention Grants
  • National Outcome Measures (NOMs)
  • Community Mental Health Services Block Grant
  • National Mental Health Information Clearinghouse
  • State Data Infrastructure Grants
  • Annual Client and Mental Health Organizational Surveys
  • Medicaid and Medicare Analyses
  • Annual State Spending Estimates Survey