April 13, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm Opening Session - 1.5 CEs

Shaping Policy and Practice Through Advocacy, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive DirectorJulie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli, Robert Daley, Legislative Director, Polsinelli, and The Honorable David Trone (D-MD), U.S. House of Representatives

As codified in the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, addiction professionals are called to advocate on behalf of clients at the individual, group, institutional, and societal levels. Representative Trone will address attendees, and speak about his time in Congress and the importance of advocating for the addiction profession and those it serves. Presenters Julie Shroyer and Robert Daley will examine the central policy discussions surrounding the addiction profession in Washington, DC. We will also explore the critical role advocacy plays in shaping the delivery of treatment and recovery services. Finally, we will look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the addiction profession in Congress and across the federal agencies.

1:30pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 3:00pm GENERAL Session - 1 CE

Updates on Federal SUD Funding, presented by Robert Morrison, Executive Director & Director of Legislative Affairs, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

This presentation will provide an overview of the status of federal funding that supports substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery. In particular, the session will focus on the many initiatives moving forward at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and in other HHS operating divisions. This presentation will also include detailed information about federal funding of interest to NAADAC members and stakeholders.

3:00pm - 4:00pm Break 
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4:00pm - 5:00pm General Session - 1 CE
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The Polysubstance Use and Drug Overdose Crisis and the Way Forward, presented by Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical and Health Officer and Senior Vice President, March of Dimes

This presentation will discuss the most compelling challenges facing the nation due to the evolving polysubstance use epidemic and also offer potential actions to address them. Content will include past and current trends, evolution, emerging threats, as well as possible ways to address the challenges with an emphasis on equity.

5:00pm - 5:30pm Break
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5:30pm - 7:30pm General Session - 2 CEs

Advocacy 101 and Q&A, presented by The Honorable Alan Wheat, Former Member of Congress from Missouri, Polsinelli, Public Policy Practice Chair, Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair, and Michael Kemp, NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

This presentation will address the how, what, and why of the legislative visits for our Virtual Hill Day. We know this can be daunting, and we will help you feel prepared because you are the expert on the issues we will take to our legislators. You bring the very valuable “boots on the ground in the District” view of what the needs are! We will review current legislation from the standpoint of how to make it locally relevant. We will also explore ways to build relationships for long-term advocacy, things to take back to your state, and how to have your voice heard. A novice in advocacy will be prepared to get started, and the more experienced will get new ideas.

April 14, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm General Session - 1.5 CEs

SAMHSA A Look into the Present and Future, presented by Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Behavioral health is a critical component to building a nation that is strong, resilient and healthy. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is the leading federal agency in the prevention, treatment and recovery support of individuals. In this session, you will hear from Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use on the latest SAMHSA public health efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on Americans, thereby advancing the behavioral health of the nation.

1:30pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 3:00pm General Session - 1 CE

Bolstering the Addiction Workforce – A Call to Action, presented by Israil Ali, MPA, Director, Division of National Health Service Corps, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Meeting the challenges of our nation’s addiction crisis can only be accomplished with a workforce that is trained, educated, and equipped to tackle the complex task at hand. Investing in the addiction workforce is of paramount importance. In this webinar, we will identify existing resources and programs that support the workforce. We will also discuss the power of our collective voice to advocate for policies and funding that aim to bolster the profession and help meet the critical demand for treatment and recovery services across our country.

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm closing Session - 1.5 CEs

Medicaid Section 1115 Initiative to Address Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders, presented by Danielle Daly, PhD, Division Director, Division of Demonstration Monitoring and Evaluation State Demonstrations Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, and Michael Tankersley, Technical Director, Division for Benefits and Coverage, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid

This presentation will provide an overview of Medicaid Section 1115 Substance Use Disorder Demonstrations, including an overview of the State Medicaid Director Letter, the context for the demonstrations, the requirements for states with approved demonstrations, and how states monitoring and evaluate their demonstration.  Lastly, NAADAC President Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, will close out the conference.

April 15, 2021

Hill Day

April 16, 2021

12:00PM - 2:00PM Debrief - 2 CEs

Join NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and NAADAC President Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, to discuss our experiences during Hill Day, lessons learned, and next steps.