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Recorded on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

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A new Congress and President take office in January with a full slate of health care issues on the agenda. While managing the coronavirus response will be a top priority for the Biden Administration, policymakers are also expected to focus heavily on the substance use and mental health impacts of the pandemic. In this presentation, we will examine how the central policy discussions of the 117th Congress will impact the addiction profession. We will also explore the critical role advocacy plays in shaping federal addiction policy.


Julie Shroyer, MSW, is Senior Policy Advisor in the Washington, DC office of Polsinelli, a national law and public policy firm. She has more than 30 years of federal health policy experience including service on Capitol Hill as committee staff and in senior positions in both the non-profit and private sector. A respected advisor to congressional and presidential campaigns, she is sought after for her recognized expertise in health care and public policy. Shroyer serves on the Board of Directors of House of Ruth, a DC-based non-profit organization that empowers women, children, and families to rebuild their lives and heal from trauma, abuse, and homelessness. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and earned a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.

Robert Daley is a Legislative Director in the Washington, DC, office of Polsinelli, a national law and public policy firm. He has over a decade of public policy experience, including serving as an aide to Members of Congress. Daley works with a wide range of health care clients to develop legislative strategies, craft policy solutions and represent their interests before policymakers in Washington. He helps clients navigate and understand changing political and legislative dynamics to appropriately adjust their advocacy efforts to meet their goals. He has worked to secure favorable client outcomes on federal appropriations, as well as legislation to modernize Medicare reimbursements, and reduce opioid prescribing. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to discuss the agenda of the 117th congress as it pertains to the addiction profession.
  • Particpants will be able to summarize how the central policy discussions of the 177th Congress will impact the addiction profession.
  • Participants will be able to describe the critical role advocacy plays in shaping federal addiction policy.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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