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2019 Advocacy in Action Conference & Hill Day

NAADAC is hosting its 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on April 10, 2019 with a Hill Day on April 11, 2019. 

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Member: $200    Non-Member: $250    Student: $175

FULL SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening Session

Welcome
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, James Carroll, will address the access to treatment, the need for evidence-based practices and training, and other SUD initiatives of ONDCP.

  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • James Carroll, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) - INVITED
10:30 am – NOON  BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT 1 
42 C.F.R. Part 2 & Confidentiality: Current Privacy Protections for Substance Use Disorder Records and Future Challenges

This session will review basic principles of the federal regulations for the confidentiality of substance use disorder records (42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”)), while focusing on their continued importance and the 2017 and 2018 Final Rule updates. Ms. Reid will also describe recent legislative and regulatory activity designed to weaken the regulations, and discuss Part 2’s advocacy principles and action.

  • Deborah Reid, Senior Health Policy Attorney, Legal Action Center

BREAKOUT 2
Update on Federal Funds that Support Addiction Services

Rob Morrison will provide an overview of federal funding that supports substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery.  In particular, he 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 other HHS operating divisions.  This presentation will also include detailed information about federal funding designed to address the opioid crisis of interest to NAADAC members and stakeholders..

  • Robert Morrison, Executive Director, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
NOON - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT 1
Advocacy 101: Training and Issues Briefing

This session will provide you with the tools you need to persuade your legislators, as well as the tips and tricks for conducting successful meetings on Capitol Hill. We will help you identify what information is most effective in advocating your position and provide an overview of the specific issues you will discuss in your visits.

  • Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS, NAADAC Public Policy Co-Chair
  • Michael Kemp, NCAC I, NAADAC Public Policy Co-Chair

BREAKOUT 2
Advocacy 201: Bringing Advocacy Back to Your State

Establishing rapport with federal lawmakers is critical to moving the needle on key issues in Washington. Learn how to establish a consistent presence with your Senators and Representative back home, so they can make a difference in Congress.

  • Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
2:15 PM - 3:15PM GENERAL SESSION

HRSA Workforce Initiatives
An overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s current and upcoming workforce initiatives

  • Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Director of the National Health Service Corps, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - INVITED
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm GENERAL SESSION

Lessons Learned in Legalized States
Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms, and the commercialization and normalization of marijuana are no more. Dr. Sabet will discuss the impact of marijuana on communities -- ranging from drugged driving and youth marijuana use, to law enforcement concerns and public health costs.

  • Garth Van Meter, Vice President of Government Affairs, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm GENERAL SESSION

Model State Drug Laws as a Catalyst for Advancing Life Saving Drug and Alcohol Policies
Since 1995, the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws has provided nonpartisan legislative and policy guidance to state/local stakeholders.   NAMSDL drafts model drug and alcohol laws, policies and regulations that embody the strongest policies and programming in the nation. We compare and analyze state statutes, policies, and regulations.  We also provide access to a network of drug and alcohol experts throughout the United States. This presentation will primarily focus on strengthening access to addiction treatment for all who need it.  We will provide an overview of our highest priority projects, including the following model law subjects:  Patient Protection & Treatment Ethics, Warm Handoff of Overdose Survivors to Treatment, Universal Access to Naloxone, Police Deflection, and a planned model law package “Protecting America’s Children”.

  • Gary Tennis, President, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  RECEPTION

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:45 am – 10:30 am Briefing on the Hill

The Intersection of Policy, Practice, and Your Voice
On the heels of passing sweeping legislation, the 116th Congress is looking to continue making progress on our nation’s addiction crisis by funding newly authorized programs and ensuring that quality standards for treatment and recovery services are being met. Please join NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals to learn about Congress’ agenda for tackling this crisis and how your voice can support your profession and the clients they serve.

  • Moderator - Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President

Patient Protection and Treatment Ethics
As more resources are brought to bear by Congress, state and local government, insurers and families to address the epidemic of opioid and other drug addiction devastating our families and communities, there has been a dramatic and troubling increase in unethical, predatory treatment practices designed to exploit these resources while neglecting the welfare and safety of those who need real treatment.  These practices include patient brokering, false advertising, website hijacking, kickbacks, unneeded and costly drug testing, and other practices designed to enrich the so-called provider, rather than to help our patients achieve lasting recovery.  With the support of Arnold Ventures and of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws is leading a broad group of caring and diverse stakeholders to promulgate a Model Patient Protection and Treatment Ethics Act designed to put a stop to these predatory practices, so that precious treatment resources are re-focused on restoring those suffering with substance use disorders to the rich, full lives of recovery.  This Model Act will be disseminated as a resource for state legislatures seeking to address this unethical and predatory treatment practices in their states.

  • Gary Tennis, President, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

NAATP’s Quality Assurance Initiative and Ethics Code 2.5
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) launched its Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI) in 2018 as a response to problematic business practices within the addiction treatment field. The QAI is a comprehensive program designed to deter problematic practices, promote best practices, protect the consumer, and inform the payer and policy-maker. The QAI, through its Practice Guidebook scheduled for publication this summer, identifies the core competencies of treatment center operation and provides guidelines for operation. At the core of the Guidebook and QAI is a standard of professional and ethical conduct set out in NAATP’s Code of Ethics. The Code details prohibited practices in the areas of Treatment, Management, Facilities, and Marketing with focus on marketing practices such as deceptive web advertising.

  • Marvin Ventrell, JD, Executive Director, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) 
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Capitol Hill Debrief Session at the Gaylord

  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President
  • Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS, NAADAC Public Policy Co-Chair
  • Michael Kemp, NCAC I, NAADAC Public Policy Co-Chair

HOTEL INFORMATION

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745-1135
301.965.4000

To book your room, please the link above or call 301.965.4000.

The prevailing resort fee at time of check in (currently $22.00 per night) will be added to your guest room rate. This fee will cover several amenities, including bus transportation to a number of locations throughout National Harbor, a daily credit of $10 for dry cleaning, limited local and domestic long distance telephone calls, high-speed internet access, daily newspaper available at Key Provisions, two bottles of Aquafina water per room per day, Fitness Center access & pool, and a coupon book with a valued savings of over $100.


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Questions?

Please contact NAADAC at naadac@naadac.org or 703.741.7686.


Past Conferences

2018 Advocacy Conference

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.

2018 Handouts & Resources:
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2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception

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
Resources

NAADAC Partnered with National Council for 2017 Hill Day

National CouncilNAADAC 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.

2016 Hill Day

2015 Advocacy in Action Conference

2014 Advocacy in Action Conference

2013 Addiction Leadership Conference

2012 Advocacy in Action Conference

2010 Advocacy in Action Conference