Advocacy Alert: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Recognizes CCAPP

June 23, 2022


The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has recognized the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) for their extraordinary advocacy work during Hill Day at Home, the organization's annual advocacy event to promote bipartisan solutions for mental health and substance providers and patients.

The National Council's 2022 Advocacy Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have led legislative or regulatory advocacy and public policy efforts to expand access to services and supports for people with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

"Faced with rising demand for substance use treatment services amidst a workforce crisis and a pandemic, CCAPP rose to the challenge and went above and beyond to improve the mental wellbeing of communities across California," said National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO, Chuck Ingoglia. "Under their proactive leadership, innovative new programs and partnerships were created, harmful and discriminatory policies against those in recovery were struck down, and new funding was secured to get people the care they need. Their continued advocacy success will have a lasting impact for years to come."

CCAPP is one of the most recognized and trusted advocacy organizations in the addiction services space in California. They recently sponsored 14 bills, including the nation's first state-level, anti-patient brokering law; follow-up legislation to create "safe harbors" for assisting people seeking housing or transportation to support treatment and recovery in ethical ways; an addiction patient bill of rights and anti-fraud bill; a $9 million workforce bill; and more. CCAPP has fought and won campaigns to eliminate discriminatory local ordinances that banned recovery residences in numerous local jurisdictions.

"I would like to thank everyone on my team at CCAPP, our wonderful board members, past and present, and the absolute ton of individuals who make up our army of grassroots supporters who have made our advocacy work successful," said Sherry Daley, Vice President of Governmental Affairs at CCAPP on receiving the Award for Organizational Achievement in Advocacy.

The National Council honored its 2022 Advocacy Leadership Award winners during Hill Day at Home on Wednesday, June 8.

To see more about CCAPP's advocacy efforts, visit their website.

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