NAADAC hosted its 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on November 12, 2018 with a Hill Day on November 13, 2018.
The Advocacy in Action Conference included briefings on NAADAC's legislative agenda, advocacy issues, and legislation important to addiction professionals by NAADAC leadership and special guest speakers such as James Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).
A feature event at the conference was the Advocate of the Year Award luncheon. NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, presented the 2018 Advocate of the Year Award to recipient David Marlon, MBA, for his continued dedication the advancement of the addiction profession and for his commitment to bringing the critical issues of addiction to the attention of those in governance.
On the November 13th Hill Day, attendees conducted over two dozen meetings with members of Congress and their legislative representatives. After the successful meetings on the Hill, Moreno Tuohy presented 2018 Legislator of the Year awards to Congresswoman Katherine Clark (5th District of Massachusetts) and Congressman Hal Rogers (5th District of Kentucky) for their demonstrated commitment to addiction professionals and the individuals they serve.
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NAADAC held a special Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Advocacy in Action Briefing included briefings on NAADAC's legislative agenda and legislation important to addiction professionals by NAADAC leadership, Rob Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), and Michael Petruzelli, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health.
The Advocacy in Action Reception included presentation of NAADAC's Legislator of the Year Award to U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) for his dedicated work to advance access to addiction treatment. In addition, NAADAC presented its Emerging Leaders Award to the Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association.
2017 Fact Sheets
NAADAC Partnered with National Council for 2017 Hill Day
NAADAC partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 21 national advocacy organizations to host the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day from October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
This free, two-day event brought together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd, and then a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.