The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services completes an annual assessment of need in order to prioritize programming. The process helps in two ways:
- The planning and policy councils help identify regional needs and assets in order to influence the mental health and substance abuse system; and,
- It provides a method for the Department to target limited state resources to more effectively and efficiently meet the identified needs.
For more information, contact:
Avis Easley, Director
Office of Planning
Phone: (615) 253-6397
Needs Assessment Data Resources
For further information, please check out the Fast Facts section of the TDMHSAS website.