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Advocacy Alert: February 2024 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: February 2024 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the February 2024 update, we cover the SUPPORT Act, the Modernizing Opioid Treatment of Addiction Act, and a fentanyl report.

Advocacy Alert: January 2024 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: January 2024 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the January 2024 update, we saw some movement in Congress that could bode well for the future of policies which advance recovery support services.

Advocacy Alert: December 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: December 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the December 2023 update, we update you on the State Opioid Response grant, the TREATS Act, and more.

Advocacy Alert: November 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: November 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the November 2023 update, we discuss the intersecting crises of homelessness, mental health, and substance use disorder.

Advocacy Alert: October 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: October 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the October 2023 update, we discuss test strips for fentanyl, telemedicine prescribing, and Recovery Month.

Advocacy Alert: September 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: September 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the September 2023 update, there’s an update to cannabis and the regulation of it.

Advocacy Alert: August 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: August 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the August 2023 update, we cover the Mental Health & Addiction Parity Equity Act and the appropriations process.

Advocacy Alert: July 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: July 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the July 2023 update, we cover the SUPPORT Act and a summary of our meeting with several policymakers on Capitol Hill.

Advocacy Alert: June 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: June 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the June 2023 update, we cover what the dept ceiling deal means for behavioral health and the reintroduction of the Family Support Services for Substance Use Disorders Act.

Advocacy Alert: May 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: May 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

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In the May 2023 update, we cover an update to the regulations allowing physicians to prescribe Buprenorphine without seeing a patient in person. We also cover the news that a drug was officially designated as an emerging threat to the United States.

Advocacy Alert: April 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: April 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the April 2023 update, we continue to see advances in harm reduction policy with Narcan and xylazine taking up the focus. We also have a funding update.

Advocacy Alert: March 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: March 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the March 2023 update, we cover the Family Support Services for Addiction Act, the Modernizing Opioid Treatment Access Act, and buprenorphine.

Advocacy Alert: January 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: January 2023 Advocacy Update for NBHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for NBHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the January 2023 update, our advocate writes about funding and key policy initiatives for the SUD treatment and recovery community.

Advocacy Alert: December 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: December 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the December 2022 update, we cover a supplemental for NARCAN and SAMHSA’s strategic plan.

Advocacy Alert: November 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: November 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the November 2022 update, we summarize a report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy on preventing and treating substance use disorders in pregnant people.

Advocacy Alert: October 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: October 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the October 2022 update, we cover the Mental Health Matters Act and President Biden’s pardoning of federal marijuana possessions.

Advocacy Alert: September 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: September 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the September 2022 update, we focus on the executive branch of the government.

Advocacy Alert: August 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: August 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the August 2022 update, we continue to receive promising news about the funding of recovery support services across the country.

Advocacy Alert: July 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: July 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the July 2022 update, our advocate covers opioid response grants, workforce, and syringe exchange funding.

Advocacy Alert: June 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: June 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the June 2022 update, our advocate covers the SAPT grant, the Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act of 2022, and the current mental health workforce shortage.

Advocacy Alert: May 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: May 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the May 2022 update, our advocate summarizes the highlights of the president’s recently released National Drug Control Strategy.

Advocacy Alert: April 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: April 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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In the April 2022 update, our advocate covers funding for SUD treatment and recovery services. The federal budget, SAMHSA’s SAPT grant, and other programs of interest are listed.

Advocacy Alert: March 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: March 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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Kessler breaks down the key parts of President Biden’t State of the Union address and the White House’s plan to invest in SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Advocacy Alert: February 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: February 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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Over thirteen years ago, our community celebrated the landmark passage of the Wellstone/Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Unfortunately, compliance with the law has been middling at best, and we have spent much time since the act’s passage trying to assure that its spirit is lived up to.

Advocacy Alert: January 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: January 2022 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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The end of December and beginning of January are traditionally slow times in Washington D.C., but this gives us time to collect ourselves and look at priorities for the upcoming year — especially since the beginning of 2022 contains so much unfinished business from the end of 2021!

Advocacy Alert: December 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: December 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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This month, he writes about year-end updates from Congress, including OPCs, and SAMHSA.

Advocacy Alert: November 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: November 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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This month, he writes about new leadership to several government organizations and an update on the federal budget and appropriations.

Advocacy Alert: October 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

Advocacy Alert: October 2021 Advocacy Update for BHAP Members

An Advocacy Update for BHAP members only from our advocate in Washington, DC: Andrew Kessler with Slingshot Solutions.

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This month, he writes about SAMHSA’s new Office of Recovery, the nomination of Dr. Rahul Gupta, and some requests for input.

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