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The mission of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA) is to provide leadership through the development, coordination, implementation, and articulation of national behavioral health policy. The vision is to improve the Nation's health and well-being through effective behavioral health policy.

OIEA provides policy support to senior leadership both within and external to SAMHSA, collaborating with SAMHSA's centers and offices and working with external partners and stakeholders. Specific functions include:

  • Coordination of SAMHSA regulation development and review
  • Directing SAMHSA's efforts to reduce behavioral health disparities across racial and ethnic populations
  • Working with tribal nations and tribal groups to address behavioral health issues that impact Native people
  • Tracking official correspondence and review of materials across SAMHSA
  • Acting as agency subject matter experts for specific policy areas, such as the National Advisory Councils, Emergency Coordination, Tobacco Control, Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) and Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)
  • Management of the Emergency COVID-19 grants
  • Management of SAMHSA's Regional Offices, which provide a regional presence for SAMHSA

Contact Information

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2000

Staff

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Office of the Director

Anne M. Herron, Director

Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP)

Subject Matter Expert Team (SMET)

National Advisory Council

Women's Advisory Council

Emergency Coordination

Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF)

Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

Health Financing and Policy

Executive Correspondence and Support Branch (Exec Sec)

Regional Offices

Last Updated

Last Updated: 04/27/2022