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ASAM Supports Nomination of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz For Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

April 27, 2017

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ASAM sent a letter to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) to express support for  Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz for the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. 

"Dr. McCance-Katz boasts significant expertise in psychiatry and addiction medicine, gained over decades of practice as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. Moveover, she has demonstrated her capability as an effective executive and civil servant as the head of a major state substance use disorder agency and the first Chief Medical Officer of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Her combined medical expertise and executive experience uniquely qualify her to succeed as the first Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use."