NAMI Chief Executive Officer Mary Giliberti has been selected to serve as a non-federal member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.
The committee was established pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 to provide guidance to Congress and relevant federal agencies about advances in research and access to services for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The committee is also charged with providing specific recommendations on how mental health services for adults with SMI and children with SED can be better coordinated.
“I am honored to have been chosen to participate in this important committee as a representative of NAMI and its members: individuals and families affected by mental illness,” said Mary Giliberti. “I will be listening to our members and bringing their input to this critical work to shape federal priorities for improving mental health services for those with the greatest needs. I look forward to keeping our community informed as the committee’s work progresses.”
You can find more information about the background and purpose of the committee and the other members who have been appointed by clicking here.
The committee will hold its first meeting on August 31, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m EST. The meeting will be available via webcast at www.hhs.gov/live.