The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, is announcing the establishment of the Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee (Committee) pursuant to Section 7022 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, and requesting nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Committee.
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 in different regions of and populations in the United States and evaluate the extent to which Federal substance use disorder and treatment strategies are aligned with State and local substance disorder and treatment strategies.