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Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL)


(1) Oversees the Institute's public liaison and outreach activities, including requesting and receipt of public input related to the Institute's activities; (2) Plans, coordinates, and promotes Institute interactions with patient advocacy, professional, scientific and community based organizations with specific interests in the mission and/or programs of the NIMH; (3) Monitors mental health and related legislation, issues, and events and, as requested, develops analyses, drafts proposed testimony, and serves as a principal point of contact for interactions with NIH and Departmental staff, as well as with senior staff of the Office of the President and other Federal agencies; (4) Reviews all mental health related reports to the Congress and/or other parts of the Federal Executive Branch; and (5) Represents the Director, NIMH, as required.



Gemma Weiblinger
Director, Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 8235, MSC 9669 Bethesda, MD 20892-9669
(301) 443-3673,

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