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Interim Strategic Plan


The SAMHSA Interim Strategic Plan provides a roadmap to carry out the vision and mission of SAMHSA over the next four years.

In order to achieve its mission, SAMHSA has identified five priority areas to better meet the behavioral health care 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 infused 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 Interim Strategic Plan

This Interim Strategic Plan presents SAMHSA’s new mission and vision that emphasize a more person-centered approach, and briefly describes the agency’s priorities and principles.

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023

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