With less than a week before APHA’s 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., we are featuring an interview with Pamela Hyde, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducted by The Nation’s Health’s Charlotte Tucker. The full interview is published in the October 2011 issue of The Nation’s Health, APHA’s newspaper.
Public health professionals have known for years that behavioral health is essential to health. As that idea becomes mainstream, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is working more closely than ever with state and local health departments to take steps to prevent substance abuse and ensure that treatment for behavioral health issues is effective. SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde, JD, will be a keynote speaker at APHA’s 139th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this month, where she will talk about the intersection of substance abuse and mental health services and public health. Read the full interview here.