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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

2005-2009 Statewide Comprehensive Plan for Mental Health Services
Public Hearing 5.07 Testimony

Central New York Region
Hudson River Region
Long Island Region
New York City Region
Western New York Region

Formal public hearings were held throughout the State. Interested individuals were invited to present verbal and written testimony. OMH was particularly interested in obtaining input on the goals and objectives presented in the "OMH Strategic Plan" in Chapter 9 of the 2005 Plan. Individuals presenting testimony were encouraged to address the following questions:

  1. Do the goals and objectives presented capture the full range of priorities for improving the quality of the public mental health system and promoting recovery for adults with serious illness and children with serious emotional disturbances?
  2. The goals and objectives presented will be addressed over a multi-year planning horizon. Which goals and objectives should receive the highest priority over the next two years?
  3. What are the specific initiatives which should be emphasized within the goals and objectives over the short term and long term planning horizons?

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