President's New Freedom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mark Weber
MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION FOCUSES ON OLDER AMERICANS AND REPORT FOR PRESIDENT
President Bush's "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health" will hold its fifth meeting October 2-4, 2002. This meeting will focus on the Commission's interim report to the President. The interim report, due at the end of October, will describe the extent of unmet needs and barriers to care within the mental health system. It also will provide examples of community-based, model, mental health programs. In addition, the Commission will hear presentations on the mental health needs and concerns of older adults.
The Commission is charged with conducting a comprehensive study of
the United States mental health service delivery system, and advising
the President on methods of improving the system. The Commission,
consisting of 15 members appointed by the President and seven ex-officio
members, is chaired by Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Department
of Mental Health.
The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
Please see website for more details: www.MentalHealthCommission.gov