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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 3988, Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings Act   [open pdf - 162KB]

From the Document: "H.R. 3988 would require the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State to integrate mental health and support services into its development and assistance programs. Specifically, the bill would codify the position of USAID's Coordinator for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. It also would codify the related working group that coordinates mental health and psychosocial support policy among federal agencies that manage U.S. foreign assistance programs. In October 2020, USAID established the coordinator's role and the working group to advance efforts to improve mental health globally. The coordinator and working group develop policy, provide technical support on programs and research, coordinate work with other organizations, and support access to effective mental health care. Based on information about those activities, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] expects that USAID would satisfy the bill's requirements under current law."

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2022-06-24
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