FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mark Weber
June 11, 2002 Phone: 301-443-8956
President Bushís New
Freedom Commission on Mental Health will conduct its first meeting to
lay the groundwork for its comprehensive study of the United States
mental health services delivery system.
The commission is charged with advising the President on methods
of improving the system.
The Commission will
identify the needs of people with mental illness, the barriers to care,
and investigate community-based care models that have been successful in
coordinating and providing mental health services. The Commission will have one year to recommend improvements
that can be implemented by all aspects of public and private mental
health systems to improve coordination and quality of services.
The Commission is
chaired by Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Department of Mental
New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
June 18; 9:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., EDT
Wednesday, June 19; 8:00 a.m. - Noon, EDT
Pentagon City, Virginia
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