Advocacy Series, Session III: Bolstering the Addiction Workforce – A Call to Action

Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 12-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

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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.

Learning Objectives
  • Highlight areas of greatest need and solutions with greatest impact on the addiction workforce.
  • Identify resources to incentivize recruitment and retention of the addiction workforce.
  • Examine the prospects of authorizing, funding, or regulating supportive policies.
  • Develop strategies to motivate Congress and the federal agencies to support the addiction workforce.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Israil Ali serves as Director of the Division of the National Health Service Corps (DNHSC) in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW). Ali’s team is dedicated to connecting highly skilled health professionals to the nation’s most vulnerable communities. This is accomplished by providing scholarships and student loan repayment incentives to qualified clinicians. The NHSC currently supports over 13,000 providers caring for more than 13 million patients in underserved communities.

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals. She previously served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to that, she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington serving as the administrator of alcohol/drug centers providing a broad range of services, and a trainer in Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Conflict Resolution. Moreno Tuohy has written on a variety of professional issues, including addiction evaluation, counseling methods, co-occurring disorders, treatment and recovery. She has served as President of NAADAC, Certification Board Commissioner, International Chair, Treasurer and Legislative Chair for NAADAC.

Tim Casey, Policy Advisor, has a proven record of leadership in advancing the federal priorities of national associations, corporations, consumer organizations, and nonprofits. On Capitol Hill Casey is a trusted resource to Members of Congress and their staff. Casey’s experience in the House and Senate, combined with his time as a senior lobbyist for prominent health care associations, offers clients sound policy advice, strategic political counsel, and a keen instinct for delivering on key priorities before Congress and the Administration. Casey also brings valuable legislative experience from his time in the House and the Senate. There, he managed a broad portfolio of critical domestic policy issues for Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Representative John Tierney (D-MA), including the Congressman’s priorities on the Education and Workforce Committee.

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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