Federal Advisory Committee on Substance Use Disorders Seeks Public Members

Date: 

06/06/2019

Nomination Deadline: June 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is establishing an Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee. This committee is being formed pursuant to Section 7022 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271—PDF, 678 KB).

The Committee will consist of representatives of specific Federal agencies and non-Federal individuals and entities who represent diverse disciplines and views. The Committee will identify areas for improved coordination related to substance abuse, including research, services, supports, and prevention activities across all relevant Federal agencies.

In identifying areas for coordination, the Committee will provide recommendations for improving Federal programs for the prevention and treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorders, including by expanding access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services. They will also analyze substance use disorder prevention and treatment strategies for different regions and populations in the United States. Finally, they will evaluate the extent to which Federal substance use disorder and treatment strategies align with State and local substance use disorder and treatment strategies.

The Committee charter was signed by Secretary Azar on May 3, 2019.

HHS is requesting nominations of individuals who want to be considered for appointment to the Committee. Resumes or curricula vitae from qualified individuals will be accepted until June 14, 2019. More information is available in the Federal Register.