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HHS - 954 - National Advisory Mental Health Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Mental Health CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number954
Original Establishment Date7/3/1946Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/advisory-boards-a...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*24
Current Charter Date12/24/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
Date Of Renewal Charter12/24/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jean
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameG.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Noronha
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 443-3367
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-443-4720
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jnoronha@mail.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review, advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation, and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The Institute received 8,265 applications (mental health primary or secondary) requesting $12,407,878,477 in support during this reporting period. These applications were reviewed by initial review groups and were then considered by the Council prior to potential funding.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory Mental Health Council is composed of 18 appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Institute of Mental Health. Twelve members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of mental health and mental disorders and six members are representatives of the general public who are leaders in the fields of public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are usually held not less than three times each fiscal year. The Council met 4 times this year. The National Advisory Mental Health Council provides advice on a continuing basis on the type of scientific research programs that should be supported and on how to carry out the designated mission and responsibilities of the Institute. It also provides ongoing review of the relevance and effectiveness of the existing programs. Some council members participated in council workgroup meetings on 3/6/20, 5/11/20, 9/18/20, and 9/21/20.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Advisory Mental Health Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of review for research and training grants and cooperative agreements; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The quality, scope, and balance of advice from this Council cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Council is constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Council and of the Institute.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Advisory Mental Health Council were closed or partially closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permit the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Dr. Jean Noronha serves as both the DFO and the Committee Decision Maker for this committee based on the assignment of responsibilities within this Institute.

Reports- This committee did not produce any public reports during this reporting period.

Ex-Officio member Col. Pflanz retired at the end of FY19 and resigned from his position on the Council.

Administrative extensions:
Members Benton, Krystal, and Walsh were administratively extended into FY20 while new members and nominees were delayed in completing the appointment process.
Members Blakely, Gotlib, Greenberg, Henderson, Jaycox, Miller, and Saks have been administratively extended this year and will continue to serve in FY21.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAn action of “approved” or “recommended” for grants receiving review by this Council does not infer that the grant will be or has been funded. Research grant applications submitted to NIH must go through a two-step review process that includes the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approval by a National Advisory Council that includes program relevance. In addition, prior to an award or funding being made, NIH staff must conduct an administrative review for a number of other considerations. These include alignment with NIH’s funding principles, review of the project budget, assessment of the applicant’s management systems, determination of applicant eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all these steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications. The Council reviews the portfolios of the Institute and makes recommendations about the areas of research to expand or decrease.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed8,265
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended8,265
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$12,407,878,477.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentThese are the number of applications received and the dollar amount requested.
Number Of Recommendations*141,640Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe number of recommendations includes the second level review of grant applications for FY 2003 through FY2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback at the Council meetings, in reports, and on the agency website.Narrative Description*The mission of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (Council) is mandated by law, Section 492 of the PHS Act. The law states: “The Secretary....shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of (A) applications...; and (B)...biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts...” The Council, which is composed of both scientific and public members, accomplishes this mission by: providing the second level of peer review; providing advice to the NIMH Director in targeted programmatic areas; advising on policy development as well as program implementation and evaluation; and identifying research needs and opportunities for the National Institute of Mental Health. In reference to peer review, the Institute received 8,265 applications (mental health primary or secondary), requesting $12,407,878,477 in support during this reporting period. These applications were reviewed by initial review groups and were then considered by the Council prior to potential funding.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$19,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$19,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$9,821.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$9,821.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$338,988.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$347,802.00
Payments to Consultants*$800.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$800.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$18,561.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$18,671.00
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*$4,006.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$4,032.00
Other Costs$71,574.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$72,289.00
Total Costs$463,150.00Est. Total Next FY*$472,815.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.20
Cost RemarksThe costs for this committee were slightly higher this year due to the committee hosting multiple council workgroup meetings. Although travel was reduced significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, payments to non-federal members and meeting logistical costs were higher due to the increase in council meetings and council workgroup meetings.

Daily salary costs have been estimated for Ex-Officio members of this committee. There were three ex-officios in attendance at each meeting in FY20. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036497National Advisory Mental Health Council2019
 COM-034702National Advisory Mental Health Council2018
 COM-001871National Advisory Mental Health Council2017
 COM-002602National Advisory Mental Health Council2016
 COM-004081National Advisory Mental Health Council2015
 COM-004777National Advisory Mental Health Council2014
 COM-006095National Advisory Mental Health Council2013
 COM-006503National Advisory Mental Health Council2012
 COM-008190National Advisory Mental Health Council2011
 COM-008784National Advisory Mental Health Council2010
 COM-010403National Advisory Mental Health Council2009
 COM-010722National Advisory Mental Health Council2008
 COM-011885National Advisory Mental Health Council2007
 COM-012864National Advisory Mental Health Council2006
 COM-014017National Advisory Mental Health Council2005
 COM-014794National Advisory Mental Health Council2004
 COM-015651National Advisory Mental Health Council2003
 COM-016443National Advisory Mental Health Council2002
 COM-017934National Advisory Mental Health Council2001
 COM-018585National Advisory Mental Health Council2000
 COM-019743National Advisory Mental Health Council1999
 COM-020334National Advisory Mental Health Council1998
 COM-021717National Advisory Mental Health Council1997