Thursday, January 11, 2018SAMHSA and HHS are committed to advancing the use science, in the form of data and evidence based policies, programs and practices, to improve the lives of Americans living with addiction and mental illness and their families. SAMHSA will hold a press call today to discuss the newly established National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory, authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, and the future of National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The Policy Lab will play a central role in shaping SAMHSA’s efforts to bring more science to the evidence-based practices used in the prevention, treatment, and support services being provided by behavioral health practitioners and other clinicians. People throughout the United States die every day from substance use disorders and from serious mental illnesses. SAMHSA remains committed to promoting effective treatment options for the people we serve, because we know people can recover when they receive appropriate services. Who: Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Christopher M. Jones, PharmD., M.P.H., Director of SAMHSA’s Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory When: Today, January 11, 2018 – 1:30pm ET Where: Via Conference Call. 888-469-3146. When prompted by the operator, please give your name, organization, and the password "Press"