US Senator Debbie Stabenow roundtable discussion sponsored by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties CEO Sara Lurie and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the leader of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon on Thursday, June 29th, to highlight the transformational mental health and substance use disorder services provided by the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.
Senator Debbie Stabenow has been a champion of our work at CMHA-CEI. A CCBHC is a model of care that connects people to a variety of services to fit their needs, without having to worry about having insurance.
Last year, Senator Stabenow led the passage of the transformational initiative to fully fund high-quality mental health and substance use disorder services through Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, a program implemented and supported by SAMHSA. Due to the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, every state and the District of Columbia can expand transformational behavioral health support to their residents. Michigan began participating in Stabenow’s behavioral health initiative in 2021. There are currently 34 Certified Behavioral Health Clinics in Michigan, including the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.
“You can get physical health care and behavioral health care at the same place. And be able to get crisis services and that’s the comprehensive health care that’s going to make a difference for people and it also saves a whole lot of money,” stated Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Since the state passed a large budget and millions of dollars set to increase mental health and behavioral health, federal and state leaders hope to add 19 other clinics to be a part of more than 500 locations across the country.
For more information, click here: Stabenow Presses for more Federal Funds for Mental Health Care