The Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB)

NBSB released two important documents: first, a set of recommendations regarding Federal priorities around disaster mental health; and second, to assess the state of integration of Federal disaster behavioral health efforts across the Federal government. Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress scientists participated in analysis of results and development of the final report to the NBSB that was accepted in September 2010. The combined documents provide an important blueprint of how the Federal government can move the field of disaster behavioral health forward as well as recommendations for better integration of Federal efforts in this arena.