What Do the RAs Do?
As of January 2012, all 10 RAs had begun developing and nationally implementing SAMHSA’s strategic vision, direction, and policies. The roles of SAMHSA’s RAs include:
- Representing SAMHSA in the national, regional, state and local communities and connecting with stakeholders
- Promoting initiatives that advance behavioral health and engaging target populations
- Developing, supporting and leading collaborative initiatives across HHS and other Federal agencies to assure behavioral health is a priority throughout the nation
- Supporting stakeholders through technical assistance, promoting program development, policy innovation, and system transformation; and,
- Conducting and preparing periodic reports to communicate important regional and state trends, issues and policies that affect SAMHSA’s programs, grantees and stakeholders.
- Learn more about SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators: SAMHSA’s Presence in the Community.