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Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act

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3/12/2013--Introduced. Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admi...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D, IL-9]

Cosponsors (14)

  • Rep. David N. Cicilline [D, RI-1]
  • Rep. Susan A. Davis [D, CA-53]
  • Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5]
  • Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-3]
  • Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva [D, AZ-3]
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Sponsor: Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

  • Would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to eligible institutions of higher education to improve mental and behavioral health services and outreach on college and university campuses.
  • The Secretary would be directed to give special consideration to programs that: (1) demonstrate the greatest need, (2) propose effective approaches for initiating or expanding campus services, (3) target underserved and at-risk populations, (4) coordinate with a community mental health center or other community mental health resources, (5) identify how the college or university will address psychiatric emergencies, and (6) demonstrate the greatest potential for replication and dissemination.
 
Status:

3/12/13 – Introduced and referred to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the Ed and Workforce. 

3/15/13 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

4/23/13 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.