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​Mental Health Planning Council

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) consists of three committees: Children's Advisory Committee, Adult Advisory Committee and Older Adult  Advisory Committee. These committees come together to form the MHPC whose purpose is to advise on a broad behavioral mandate to include, but not be limited to, mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health disorders and cross-system disability.

OMHSAS Advisory Committees include individual representatives of youth, adult and older adult individuals who have been served by the behavioral health system, family members of such youth and adults, providers, advocates, professionals, their respective organizations as well as governmental organizations. At least 51% of the members are current or former behavioral health consumers and family members. Members are appointed by the Deputy Secretary of OMHSAS. 

2019 Mental Health Planning Council Meeting Dates

  • February 22, 2019
  • May 28, 2019
    Adult Committee: Outcomes
    Children's Committee: Outcomes
    Older Adult Committee: Outcomes
  • August 21, 2019
    Adult Committee: Agenda
    Children's Committee: Agenda
    Older Adult Committee: Agenda
Upcoming Meetings
  • Tuesday, December, 3, 2019; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February, 25, 2020; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, May, 27, 2019; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Central Penn College
600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093
Directions to Central Penn College
For more information call: 717-772-7900


Committee Member Expectations

    • Committees will meet at least four times per year in the Harrisburg region. Committee members are expected to physically attend at least three of these meetings annually. Members without state/agency funding may request travel cost reimbursement through OMHSAS.
    • Committee members are expected to read and respond to e-mailed requests from Committee Co-Chairs in a timely fashion.
    • Committee members are expected to represent their broader constituency – not only themselves or their own family member(s)/ organization(s) - in their committee's work.
    • Members must have the ability to communicate with those they are representing to bring their concerns to the committee and to report back on the outcomes of the committee's work.
    • Committee members should have the time and ability to participate in additional workgroups throughout the year on an as-needed basis.