About the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health

 

Organization chart of the The Wisconsin Council on Mental Health

Wisconsin Council on Mental Health Strategic Planning Priorities: 2014-2016

Background

The Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (WCMH) is legislatively mandated under section15.197(1), Wisconsin Statutes, as the mental health planning Council for the State. It was created to advise the Governor, the Legislature and the Department of Health Services (DHS) on the allocation of Mental Health Block Grant funds. The Council has 20 to 25 members appointed by the Governor, meeting bi-monthly. At least 50 percent of the members are consumers and/or family members. Other members represent state agencies, mental health providers, and other organizations or groups. The WCMH evaluates and reviews the mental health system's progress towards achieving improved client outcomes and the adequacy of mental health services in the State. The Council duties are specified in section 51.02, Wisconsin Statutes. The Council oversees state compliance with federal Public Law 102-321.

Vision and Mission

The Wisconsin Council on Mental Health Vision and Mission

The vision and mission statements are adapted from the Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on Mental Health.

Vision of the Council:

Mission of the Council:

Duties of the Council

Statutes and By-Laws

Wisconsin Statutes – 51.02 Council on mental health 

By-Laws of the council as approved March 20, 2013

 

Opportunities to Serve on the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health