ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY
The Legal Action Center (2016)
Criminal justice and child welfare agencies sometimes require people to stop taking prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction. Often, they do this because they misunderstand the nature of opioid addiction and its effective treatment.
Consensus Recommendations to Protect and Strengthen Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care
The Coalition for Whole Health stands ready to work with members of Congress and the Administration to preserve the important progress made in recent years, as well as to expand the effort to ensure lifesaving treatments, services and medications are available to those in need. Effective MH and SUD prevention, treatment services and medications, rehabilitation, and recovery services not only save countless lives, they also save hundreds of billions of dollars in health care, public safety, workforce productivity and other social and economic costs. READ MORE
Ensuring Health Plans Meet ACA Standards for Access to Needed Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services: A Toolkit for State-Level Advocates
Coalition for Whole Health
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide advocates with the materials they need to advocate with state officials responsible for health plan certifications, licensing, and oversight.
Thank you for your leadership in Congress on treatment and recovery programs for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders. As Congress begins to work on appropriations for FY 2018, we wanted to weigh in and express support for several federal programs that have a tremendous impact on those we serve