The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

National Programs and Policies

As a public agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), SAMHSA implements policies and programs that aim to improve the quality and availability of behavioral health care. SAMHSA also supports HHS’ Strategic Initiatives and White House programs that address mental and/or substance use disorders. Examples include:

Last Updated: 10/01/2014