Webinar: Fall 2023 Advocacy Update
It's time for the latest advocacy news from Andrew Kessler.
As we approach the end of 2023, we are mired in a Congressional fight over spending that is among the ugliest in recent history. The impact on public health -- especially SUD services -- is certainly going to be felt.
As Congress continues to 'kick the can' down the road on this issue, there has been moderate policy progress elsewhere. This includes action taken by executive agencies and the White House, as well as a limited number of bi-partisan bills have been able to advance, albeit at a frustratingly slow pace.
This webinar will examine the prospects for federal funding in FY 2024, as well as the top policy priorities of lawmakers for the rest of the 118th Congress.
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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