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Committee NameCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number185
Original Establishment Date7/10/1992Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date6/15/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter6/15/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Matthew
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Aumen
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 290aa-1Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 276-2419
Effective Date Of Authority*7/10/1992Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-480-8480
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council accomplishes its purpose through advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Health & Human Services Secretary; the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA; and the Director, CSAP; concerning matters relating to the activities carried out by and through the Center and the policies regarding such activities. The Council also provides insight to and stimulates discussions on issues critical to the field of substance abuse prevention. The CSAP National Advisory Council provides a secondary level review of grant applications and cooperative agreements as required under Section 504 (c)(2) of the Public Health Service Act and recommends for approval applications for projects that contribute to the Center's mission. To further accomplish its purpose, in Fiscal Year 2018, council members participated in two open meetings, and conducted five grant reviews. Topics involved CSAP's budget, updates on the opioid crisis, workforce development, CSAP media and educational campaigns, and National Prevention Week.
How is membership balanced?*The CSAP National Advisory Council is composed of 12 members appointed by the Secretary. Nine of the members are leaders in health disciplines (public health, behavioral and social sciences) relevant to the activities of the Center. Three members are from the general public (e.g., leaders in the fields of public policy, public relations, health policy economics or management). The Council also has five nonvoting ex officio members: The Secretary, HHS; the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA; the Director, CSAP; the Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; and the Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse. Appointments are made on the basis of experience and expertise as well as equitable gender representation, race/ethnicity representation, and geographic distribution. All Council members participate fully in policy and program development and grant and cooperative agreement reviews, each bringing to bear their unique perspective.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council met two times during this reporting period. The Council continues to perform its mandated functions of providing guidance to the Center regarding programmatic policies and priorities, as well as to conduct secondary review of grant applications. Agendas are based on the most current issues facing the agency.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council is able to provide advice on all aspects of the Center's activities relating to prevention services. The Council is composed of professional and public members who provide a second level of review for grant applications and cooperative agreements for services and demonstration projects. The Council is specifically composed of a balanced membership, including leaders from various disciplines, as well as members of the public. In no other forum would this type of membership exist otherwise to provide the Center/ Agency with programming and policy advice as a body.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe committee produced no reports this year.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed118
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended118
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$95,000,000.00
Cost Savings CommentCouncil recommendations and suggestions may lead to savings over time. However, the savings may not be realized for years and are difficult to quantify.Grants Review CommentFor each grant program, the council concurred with the Initial Review Group recommendation.
Number Of Recommendations*29Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFrom Fiscal Year (FY) 1994 through FY 2018, the SAMHSA/CSAP Council produced approximately 29 recommendations. For FY 2018, the Council met two times to discuss SAMHSA's strategic initiatives, SAMHSA's future direction, the role of prevention in the context of overall health, and the Council's role in advising SAMHSA on substance use prevention issues. The Council submitted two formal recommendations in FY 2018 on matters involving workforce development.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*70.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDuring the life of the Council, 70% of the recommendations were fully implemented, such as the development of a community calendar in which all prevention professionals will be informed of prevention activities, and CSAP using non-traditional mechanisms of marketing. CSAP printed an article in the Social Marketing Quarterly’s September 2009 issue. This outreach was intended to cross the paths of everyday people.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentDuring the life of the council, 30% of the recommendations were partially implemented because of restrictions imposed by legislative/fiscal/programmatic concerns and/or superseding SAMHSA priorities.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentStatus reports on actions by SAMHSA on matters that have come before the Council are provided at SAMHSA/CSAP Council meetings. SAMHSA ensures that complete meeting minutes are prepared and circulates them in draft to the members for clearance and for approval at the next official meeting. When the SAMHSA/CSAP Council votes to pass resolutions and send them to the Secretary, the SAMHSA Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, or the Center Director, it is SAMHSA’s policy to ensure responses to the Council are provided within a prescribed time frame. Summaries of information may be mailed, emailed, telephoned or faxed to Council members. Communications from SAMHSA staff to CSAP Council members include: issue papers, fact sheets, press releases, reports, and other documents. The SAMHSA/CSAP National Advisory Council members also have access to senior management and technical experts, when needed.Narrative Description*SAMHSA is directed by Congress to target substance use and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works to improve the quality of substance use prevention practices nationwide. Through its discretionary grant programs, CSAP provides states, communities, organizations, and families with tools to promote protective factors and reduce risk factors for substance use. The National Advisory Council supports SAMHSA's mission by providing input on policies and planning based on the collective experience of the members in the area of substance use prevention.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$14,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$15,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$4,697.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$4,270.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$122,154.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$124,475.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$27,873.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$30,800.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$31,437.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$32,066.00
Total Costs$200,161.00Est. Total Next FY*$207,011.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.90Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.90


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001933Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2017
 COM-002409Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2016
 COM-003741Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2015
 COM-004399Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2014
 COM-006131Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2013
 COM-006574Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2012
 COM-008326Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2011
 COM-008909Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2010
 COM-010355Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2009
 COM-010792Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2008
 COM-011959Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2007
 COM-012669Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2006
 COM-014055Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2005
 COM-014752Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2004
 COM-015692Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2003
 COM-016726Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2002
 COM-017898Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2001
 COM-018538Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council2000
 COM-019572Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council1999
 COM-020651Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council1998
 COM-021751Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council1997