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SAMHSA's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Stategic Plan

The draft 2023–2026 SAMHSA Strategic Plan presents a new person-centered mission and vision highlighting key guiding principles and presenting new priorities, goals, and objectives. To achieve its mission, SAMHSA has identified five priority areas to better meet the behavioral health needs of individuals, communities, and service providers.

The five priority areas are:

  • Preventing Overdose
  • Enhancing Access to Suicide Prevention and Crisis Care
  • Promoting Resilience and Emotional Health for Children, Youth and Families
  • Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health Care
  • Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce

SAMHSA’s work is guided by four core principles that are being integrated throughout the Agency’s activities.

The four core principles are:

  • Equity
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Recovery
  • Commitment to Data and Evidence
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Read the Draft Strategic Plan

The new Strategic Plan keeps the mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment continuum at its core, and emphasizes equity, trauma-informed approaches, recovery, and a commitment to data and evidence.

Submit Public Comments

SAMHSA invites the public to comment on the 2023–2026 SAMHSA Strategic Plan. Comments will be accepted now through 5 p.m. EST on April 27, 2023.

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023

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