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Behavioral Health

Goal leaders

Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)

Dr. Debra Houry

Acting Principal Deputy Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)

To achieve

HHS is committed to improving health outcomes for those affected by behavioral health conditions. HHS will continue to improve these outcomes by increasing access and utilization of prevention, crisis intervention, treatment and recovery services. By September 30, 2025, HHS will reduce Emergency Department (ED) visits for acute alcohol use, mental health conditions, suicide attempts, and drug overdose by 10% compared to the FY 2023 baseline.

Progress Updates