The 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255) authorizes the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to enhance coordination across federal agencies to improve service access and delivery of care for people with SMI and SED and their families.
The ISMICC is charged to:
• Report on advances in research on SMI and SED related to prevention, diagnosis, intervention, treatment and recovery, and access to services and supports;
• Evaluate the effect federal programs related to SMI and SED have on public health, including outcomes across a number of important dimensions; and
• Make specific recommendations for actions that federal departments can take to better coordinate the administration of mental health services for adults with SMI or children with SED.
Note: The final ISMICC report to Congress is due December 2022 and will provide more complete information on what the ISMICC has accomplished and will identify future opportunities for improving the lives of those with SMI and SED. The ISMICC will develop interim reports and other documents as needed to further the progress of the Committee’s work.