On Monday, February 14, 2011, Secretary Sebellius and HHS senior leadership presented the HHS FY 2012 budget. It is very important that we be fully informed about strategic proposals being put forth in the President’s budget, specifically as it relates to services for children and families. I strongly encourage you to begin here and watch the press conference on our home page so you can get a better understanding of the thinking at HHS about what the funding priorities are across the spectrum of services to youth and families.
We just learned that Pam Hyde, SAMHSA Administrator, will host the Annual Constituency meeting today at 3:00 pm EST. The forum will be used to share recent updates on SAMHSA’s latest Strategic Initiatives, outlook for the rest of 2011 and the forecast for 2012.
Needless to say, this is a session worth watching.
Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal year 2012 – SAMHSA – Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees
Here it is – The SAMHSA FY 2012 Performance Budget. This is an important read as it gives you a view of how SAMHSA is approaching restructuring programs to focus resources on helping to address HHS and SAMHSA strategic initiatives and improving the Nation’s behavioral health service system.
Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA – FY 2012 Online Performance Appendix
From the “Message from the Administrator” page 5
This report represents the monitoring and management of SAMHSA programs in the area of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services programs. This justification and accompanying Online Performance Appendix includes a more direct link between the budget discussion and program performance. Performance measurement and reporting at SAMHSA provide a comprehensive set of outcomes in major program areas enabling SAMHSA to share with stakeholders its progress toward achieving three overarching aims: