Lawmakers Press OMB For Information On Federal Mental Health Programs.

On its “Healthwatch” blog, The Hill (4/12, Viebeck) reports that the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations “is asking the Obama administration to assist its review of U.S. mental health policy by providing a comprehensive list of all programs and research projects that address the topic.” Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), who head the subcommittee, “wrote to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Wednesday as part of an effort to study and better coordinate the U.S. mental healthcare system following the Newtown, Conn., shooting late last year.” The Hill adds that “Murphy and DeGette requested that OMB provide, in addition to its list, an accounting of all federal funds devoted to mental health programs.”

Related Links:

— “Lawmakers seek full list of federal mental health programs, “Elise Viebeck, The Hill, April 11, 2013.

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