EP Psychiatric Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Expert Panel on Psychiatric, Mental Health & Substance Abuse

The Expert Panel on Psychiatric, Mental Health & Substance Abuse undertakes policy-related initiatives to improve the public's mental health and the delivery of high-quality mental/behavioral health care, and to inform policy makers about nursing's contributions to mental/behavioral health care.

Inaugural Year: 1997

Lead Co-Chair:
Daryl L. Sharp, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of Care Management, Accountable Health Partners
University of Rochester Medical Center

Michael Neft, DNP, RN, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Professor/Vice Chair, Dept. of Nurse Anesthesia
University of Pittsburgh

Board Liaison: Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Previous Chairs: Kathleen Delaney (2016-2017), Mona Shattell (2015-2016), Madeline Naegle (2014-2015), Inge B. Corless (2006), Anne Belcher (2001), Anne Hughes (2000), Sandra Weiss (1997), Barbara Wolf (1997) 

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The panel is working to achieve greater influence and involvement through strategic partnerships that affect mental health and substance use policy. Members of the Expert Panel are representatives on key committees or councils of federal agencies that influence the science, education and practice underlying psychiatric-mental health care. Achieving parity in access to and coverage of mental health and addiction care is an Academy policy priority.

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