Meeting the Challenge through Federal Leadership
Through its three Centers and supporting Offices, SAMHSA engages in activities aligned with the SAMHSA Matrix of Priorities to carry out its mission: To build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with, or at risk for, substance use and mental disorders. Through these activities, SAMHSA will realize its vision of "A Life in the Community for Everyone." SAMHSA's Centers and Offices administer and fund a rich portfolio of grant programs and contracts that support State and community efforts to expand and enhance prevention programs and to improve the quality, availability, and range of substance abuse and mental health services—in local communities—where people can be served most effectively.
Driven by a strategy to improve accountability, capacity, and effectiveness, SAMHSA can ensure that its resources are not only being used effectively and efficiently in State and community programs, but also that these resources are being invested in the best interest of the people SAMHSA serves.