December 10, 2013
Marking the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the White House will announce a $100 million initiative Tuesday to increase access to mental-health services.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will meet at the White House with families who lost relatives in the shooting in Newtown, Conn., a White House official said. Mental-health advocates also will attend the meeting.
The funding will come from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. HHS will spend $50 million to help community health centers establish or expand behavior health services for people with mental illness or addiction.