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What is NAMHPAC?
NAMHPAC provides support, policy development, knowledge products, and technical assistance to the nation's State-based mental health planning and advisory councils. NAMHPAC is a non-profit organization whose membership is nation-wide and includes members from each State and Territory mental health planning council.

What are State mental health planning & advisory councils?

In 1986, a Federal statute was passed that required U.S. States and Territories to conduct mental health planning as a condition for receiving Federal mental health block grant funds. The state also required that various stakeholder groups - including consumers of mental health services, parents of children receiving services, and family members - be included in the planning group. Learn More!

Joining the Network

Join the planning council listserve specifically for planning council memebrs



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