The next SMHPC meeting is next Thursday, October 5th, from 10:00 to noon. There’s no need to confirm you’ll be attending.
Draft agenda includes:
Behavioral Health Helpline Update
Report from the Employment Sub-committee
Topics for upcoming meetings
Hope to see you there!
Hi. Attached are draft updates to the SMHPC bylaws and vision and mission statement. SAMHSA clarified a requirement so we made a change limiting membership to MA residents. Anyone can attend, only MA residents can be members. We also clarified subcommittees due to recent changes. This has come from an Executive Committee meeting earlier this week. If you wish to provide feedback please do so by September 22, 2023. You can just respond to this email.
The next SMHPC Meeting is on October 5th.
I’ll send out a Zoom invitation the week of the meeting but please add these to your calendars now to hold the time.
The handouts from the presentations on First Episode Psychosis and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey -
Hi. Here’s the link to the survey David mentioned at the beginning of the SMHPC meeting. This is done on a HIPAA compliant platform and all info will be used only in a summary. No names or identifying info will be used in reporting for the Block Grant except for state agency personnel. As David said, it’s very important to show that we have a wide variety of people on the Council. Thanks for completing the survey. Bobbi
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