About SUMH

The Office of Substance Use and Mental Health (OSUMH) is Utah’s public mental health and
substance use authority. This office consults and coordinates with federal, state, and local
partners regarding programs and services. The office also contracts for substance use and
mental health programs funded with state and federal funds.

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Vision: Healthy individuals, families and communities
Mission: Promote health, hope, and healing.

Key principles
  • Quality services, programs, and systems promote individual and community wellness.
  • Education improves understanding of prevention and treatment of substance abuse
  • Leadership understands and meets the needs of consumers and families.
  • Partnerships with individuals, families, providers, and local/state authorities are strong.
  • Services and systems that are evidence based, results focused, and financially
  • Advance prevention and early intervention to reduce the impact of substance use and
    mental health disorders, substance misuse, and to promote well-being.
  • Continue to develop a comprehensive and integrated mental health crisis response
  • Work to improve access to high quality treatment and recovery services.
  • Reduce the time spent on activities that do not contribute toward the OSUMH result.
  • Foster a work culture where everyone feels supported, valued, and safe.
  • Monitor services and systems to improve outcomes and ensure fiscal responsibility.

Scope of responsibility

For an explanation of responsibilities see Utah State Code Annotated 26b-5-104

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