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Our Offices

Office of the Director (OD)

The Office of the Director (OD): (1) Plans, directs, administers, coordinates, and evaluates the integrated data strategy of the Center; (2) ensures that data collection, analytic activities, dissemination activities, and evaluation efforts are consistent with the mission and priorities of the Department and the Agency; (3) directs the Center’s health systems statistical programs and evaluations; (4) provides management and administration for the Center; (5) serves as Agency primary liaison to the Office of the Secretary, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and other Federal agencies; to State and local government agencies; and to nongovernmental organizations and institutions on matters related to the collection and analysis of data on substance use and mental health issues; and (6) oversees the process for internal clearance, publishing, and dissemination of statistical studies, reports, and evaluations produced by CBHSQ. (More information coming soon!)

Office of Evaluation (OE)

The Office of Evaluation (OE) is responsible for providing centralized planning and management of program evaluation across SAMHSA.  In partnership with program originating Centers, it provides oversight and management of agency quality improvement and performance management activities, and advances agency goals and objectives related to program evaluation, performance measurement, and quality improvement.  (More information coming soon!)

Office of Program Analysis and Coordination (OPAC)

The Office of Program Analysis and Coordination (OPAC) supports the Center’s implementation of programs and policies by providing guidance in the administration, analysis, planning, and coordination of the Center’s programs, consistent with agency priorities. Specifically, OPAC: (1) Manages the Center’s participation in the agency’s policy, planning, budget formulation and execution, program development and clearance, and internal and external requests, including strategic planning, identification of program priorities, and other agency-wide and departmental planning activities; (2) provides support for the Office of the Director, including coordination of staff development activities, analysis of the impact of proposed legislation and rulemaking, and supporting administrative functions, including human resource related actions; and (3) coordinates release of survey data information through electronic reports and web-based media in conjunction with the Office of Communication. (More information coming soon!)

Office of Population Surveys (OPS)

The Office of Population Surveys (OPS) manages all aspects of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). NSDUH provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States. OPS staff carry out a full range of complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities for NSDUH. (More information coming soon!)

Office of Treatment Services (OTS)

The Office of Treatment Services (OTS) leads national data collection, statistical analysis, and dissemination, including applied research and scientific innovation specializing in mental health and substance use treatment.

Office of Treatment Services Data Systems

Drug Abuse Early Warning Network (DAWN): nationwide public health surveillance system to monitor emergency department visits related to recent all drugs including alcohol. Authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act, this program provides vital information on emerging substance use trends across the country.

Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS): collects information on nationwide behavioral health treatment systems including connecting people with substance abuse and mental health treatment. BHSIS is comprised of the following data sets: 

  • Inventory of Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Facilities (I-TF)
  • Post - 2021: National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N-SUMHSS)
    • Pre - 2021: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) and National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS)
  • Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
  • Mental Health Client-Level Data (MH-CLD)
  • Uniform Reporting system (URS)