SAMHSA Programs and Policies


SAMHSA Programs and Policies - SAMHSA has developed the SAMHSA Matrix of crosscutting principles and programmatic priorities to focus our mission. The crosscutting principles guide SAMHSA's strategies and interventions for each of the program priorities established. The matrix is shown below, and the SAMHSA Website provides links to additional information at the following URL:
Click on any of the Programs/Issues in the Matrix for resourceful information.

Criminal Justice Aging Homelessness HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Disaster Response New Freedom Initiative Children and Families Seclusion and Restraint Prevention and Early Intervention Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity Co-Occurring Disorders

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA works in partnership with States, communities and private organizations to address the substance abuse and mental health treatment gaps as well as the community risk factors that contribute to these illnesses.