AACP Board Member Dr. Ken Minkoff has been named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC).
The ISMICC will report on advances in research on serious mental illness among adults and serious emotional disturbance among children and on federal outcomes related to measures of suicide, drug overdoses, emergency hospitalizations, criminal justice involvement, homelessness, unemployment, and other issues. The ISMICC also will recommend actions that federal agencies can take to better coordinate the administration of mental health services for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance.
We are pleased to have Ken represent community psychiatry through this important work.
Public access to the committee's first meeting, to be held on August 31st 2017, will be available by webcast (http://www.hhs.gov/live)