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View the State Mental Health Planning Council Meeting held on Thursday January 7, 2020.
The meeting agenda begins following introductions at: 12:30.

Meeting Agenda:

Commissioner Updates

Covid Updates

Housing Issues –
emergency housing and the Role of Peer Supporters in Housing

Here's the YouTube link to the SMHPC meeting.


Here is information on the Center of Excellence research survey discussed at the January 7 State Mental Health Planning Council meeting for those who are interested.

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research is recruiting participants for a 30-minute research survey. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the impact that COVID-19 has had on people with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges. If you have lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges, you may be eligible to participate. Participants will have the chance of winning a $50 gift card by entering their email addresses into a raffle. Survey responses are anonymous, but participation may not be if email addresses are provided.

For more information, please visit the following link: https://redcap.link/et82f4g5

You may also contact Hannah Skiest at hskiest@mgh.harvard.edu for more information.

El Centro de Excelencia para Investigaciones Sistémicas y Psicosociales de Massachusetts General Hospital esta reclutando participantes para completar una encuesta de investigación de 30 minutos. El propósito de esta encuesta es aprender sobre el impacto que el coronavirus (COVID-19) ha tenido en personas que tienen experiencia viviendo con problemas de salud mental y/o con el uso de sustancias. Si usted tiene experiencia viviendo con problemas de salud mental o de uso de sustancias, usted podría ser elegible para participar. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo de $50 al ingresar su correo electrónico en el sorteo. Las respuestas de la encuesta son anónimas, pero su participación puede que no lo sea si proporciona su correo electrónico.

Para más información, por favor visite el siguiente enlace “link”: https://redcap.link/4jrcetff

Para más información también puede contactar a Kamila Bhiku a kbhiku@mgh.harvard.edu



Interpreter services, CART services, and other accommodations are available to support access, inclusion, and participation in meetings of the State Mental Health Planning Council and its subcommittees. 

If you plan to attend these meetings and would like to request a sign language interpreter, spoken language interpreter, or other accommodation, please contact the Office of Race, Equity, and Inclusion at OMCA@massmail.state.ma.us

at least 14 days in advance of the meeting date.

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