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Webinar: 2024 Mid-Year Advocacy Update

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  • Date Recorded: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 52 minutes, 15 seconds
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • CE: eligible for 1 CE
  • Price: $25.00 (CE access: members get webinar for free)
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This webinar will look at the progress being made in Washington D.C. as we continue to advocate for advances in SUD policy. Our priorities continue to be a stronger workforce, better reimbursement options, expanded medication access, and increased recovery support services.

While we continue to chalk up some wins, more often than not we are frustrated by the lethargic pace of Washington in 2024. The inability of several entities to disregard partisanship has cost us valuable time, and more importantly, valuable funding. Several important pieces of legislation have been held up due to the politics of a presidential campaign year, a problem being compounded by a Congress that is increasingly more inexperienced year after year.

This does not, however, mean we are incapable of making progress. There are other levers to pull, and in the last several months, changes have been made that will benefit the provision of SUD services around the nation. These changes impact telehealth, medication assisted treatment, the growth of the peer workforce, and more.

Join us as we take a look at policies that we have managed to pass, and policies that have been forced to languish in Congressional purgatory.

Presenter

Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler, JD, is founder and principal of Slingshot Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in behavioral health policy. His clients, past and present, include the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP), and Faces and Voices of Recovery.

With 20 years of policy experience and over a decade in behavioral health, Kessler is a fixture in circles that advocate for substance abuse treatment, prevention, and research. He collaborates frequently with congressional offices, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other federal actors.

Kessler has written legislation and report language adopted by both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and has presented orally before such bodies as the Scientific Management Review Board, the National Conference on Addictive Disorders, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

 
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