House Appropriations Labor-HHS markup this week – Save the Child Mental Health Initiative
July 15, 2012
July 15, 2012
The House Appropriations Labor-HHS subcommittee has announced it will mark up next year’s Labor-HHS spending bill at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18th.
Many issues are at stake for children’s mental health in the 2013 budget. President Obama’s budget requests included cuts to a variety of programs funded under SAMHSA, and the House leadership has indicated it wants to see steep cuts in all areas of the budget. A significant area of concern is the proposed 29 million dollar reduction in funding for the Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) in 2013. Traditionally, CMHI has been the vehicle through which SAMHSA provides funds for children’s mental health services. Without these funds from the federal government, states and communities will no longer have the means to provide children’s mental health services that are informed by the system of care values and principles.
As Congress puts together the 2013 budget, the Children’s Mental Health Network urges legislators to:
Please check the list below to learn if your Representative is on the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, then click the Take Action button to write to them today about the importance of fully funding SAMHSA, with particular emphasis on keeping the Child Mental Health Initiative funded at the 2012 level!
House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Members: