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President's New Freedom
Commission on Mental Health

Press Release

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 Health.

 WHO            Presidentís New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

 WHEN:           Tuesday, June 18; 9:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., EDT
                        Wednesday, June 19; 8:00 a.m. - Noon, EDT

WHERE:          Ritz Carlton
Pentagon City, Virginia

WHAT:            Topics to be addressed include Ė

  • Establishing Priorities and Process for the Commissionís Work

  • Review of the Surgeon Generalís Report on Mental Health

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