Human Services Advisory Board Links
"The Civil Rights Movement of this decade is Mental Health Care quality and equality."
-- Updated July 18, 2006 --

      About Advisory Boards.

    There are many advisory boards to governmental and not-for-profit organizations. The mission of this page is to provide you with links to many advisory boards so that you can keep up to date with what they are doing. In addition, it is our hope that you will find yourself becoming interested in the mission of one or more of these boards and that you will consider joining up.

    Dr. Sterling is a member of the King County Mental Health Advisory Board (KCMHAB). He was Chair of the Board from 2004-2006. Please feel free to if you have concerns about Mental Health Care in King County.

      Advisory Boards are Looking for a Few Good Volunteers!

    The following are links to several King County and Washington State advisory boards. There are 14 Regional Support Networks (RSN) in Washington State. Each RSN has advisory boards. In addition, each county may have additional advisory boards related to the provision of human services.

    • The King County Mental Health Advisory Board (KCMHAB) is recruiting members. If you would like to apply to be a member of the KCMHAB, please go to KCMHAB Recruitment Page to view information about the application process. The King County Mental Health Advisory Board is a statutory citizen's advisory board which advises the King County Executive and the King County Council on County-funded services to seriously emotionally disturbed children and chronically mentally ill adults. The Mental Health Advisory Board provides policy direction, prioritizes and advocates for service needs, oversees evaluation of services, and provides public information.

    • The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board (KCASAAB). If you would like to apply to be a member of the KCASAAB, please go to KCASAAB Recruitment Page to view information about the application process. The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board (KC ASAAB) is a voluntary oversight body composed of concerned citizens. The purpose of the KC ASAAB is to participate in the development of the annual Alcoholism and Substance Abuse plans for King County, as required by Washington State law.

    • Washington State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council. The Washington State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (MHPAC) is looking for members for its Legislative and Planning Subcommittees. You do not have to be a member of the council to be a member of MHPAC Subcommittees. Please call Dr. Sterling at (206-784-7842) or Joann Freimund, Chair (360-866-1575, jgfreimund@aol.com).

    • Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services. This is a hard-working volunteer citizens group which represents older and individuals with disabilities within the greater Seattle area. Their work is divided into a number of committees.

    • Community Organizing Program. The King County Citizen Advisory Board oversees the direction of the Community Organizing Program. It also oversees funding from the Federal Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, funded through the State Department of Community Development.

    • Board For Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Division is "To assist King County residents of all ages and cultures who have developmental disabilities to achieve full, active, integrated and productive participation in community life."

    • Veterans' Program Advisory Board. The King County Veterans' Program places a high value on the input and assistance of volunteers who serve on the Veterans' Program Advisory board. The Board advises and makes recommendations on programs and services that assist and support veterans and their families who reside in King County.

    • King County Women's Advisory Board. The King County Women's Advisory Board (WAB) makes recommendations to the King County Executive and the King County Council to ensure the needs, rights and well being of women are taken into account by County government. The Women's Program provides staff support to WAB.

      What About Other Advisory and Organization Boards?

      Thank You for Stopping By!

        - Best wishes, Ron Sterling M.D. (Seattle, Washington, USA)


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