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2018 Advocacy In Action Conference & Hill Day

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. 

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Save the Date for the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference and Hill Day

Join NAADAC for the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on April 11, 2019 with a Hill Day on April 12, 2019. 

Registration Fees

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


Schedule

Monday, November 12, 2018

9:00 am – 10:15 am Opening Session

Welcome
Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, James Carroll, will address the access to treatment, the need for evidenced-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, Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
10:30 am – 11:15 AM

Federal Budget and Implications
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Rob Morrison will provide an overview of FY 2019 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)
11:15 am – NOON

Legislative Update and Post-Election Analysis
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This year, NAADAC’s voice played a key role in shaping legislation to stem the opioid crisis. In this session, the Polsinelli team will provide an overview of the key policies advanced in the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), as well as the implications of the recent mid-term elections on the Congressional agenda.

  • Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
Noon – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Advocate of the Year Award
Advocate of the Year Awardee, David Marlon will discuss the role of advocacy, the role of advocacy for our clients, and his experiences.

  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • David Marlon, MBA, CEO, Solutions Recovery
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Addiction Reimbursement Platforms Panel
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Addictions treatment professionals play an extremely important role within the substance use disorder treatment ecosystem. Mr. Bailly will discuss Anthum's perspective concerning contracting and reimbursement for addictions professionals, including discussion of marketing level challenges. Ms. Cox will discuss Optum credentialing and contracting processes for various levels of substance use disorders care. She will address alternative payment models, as well as opportunities for medical behavioral treatment integration.

  • Eric Bailly, LPC, LADC, CM Business Solutions Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Strategy, Anthem, Inc.
  • Kimberly Cox, Vice President, Provider Network, Optum
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workforce Overview
This session will provide an overview of the state of the addiction workforce, its challenges, needs and the opportunities that lie ahead. Presenters will examine a range of topics critical to the growth and development of the addiction workforce, including college programming, family and veteran services, peer recovery support, prison addiction counselor programs, scholarships and tuition funding and development and support for a career ladder in the addiction profession.

  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – BREAK
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Advocacy 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
  • Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9:00 am – 10:30 am Briefing on the Hill

The Opioid Crisis and the Addiction Workforce
Efforts to stem the nation’s opioid crisis can only be realized by ensuring we have a qualified, educated, and robust workforce to meet the demands of our time. Join NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals to learn about the workforce’s critical role in treatment and recovery and what Congress is doing to support the profession and the clients they serve.

  • Moderator - Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
  • Alex Pinson, Legislative Assistance for Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) 
  • Diana Rudd, Legislative Counsel for Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05)
  • Tom Gorham, LMFT, CADC II, Program Director, Options Recovery Services; Offender Mentor Certification Program 
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director
  • Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President
11:00 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

NAADAC has arranged for a special discounted room rate of $199/night + resort fee for conference attendees if booked by November 9, 2018. To book your room, please the link above or call 301.965.4000 and ask for the NAADAC group rate.

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.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR! 

Bronze Sponsor & Exhibitor

 

Exhibitor

 

Questions?

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


Past Conferences

2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing

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