Advocacy Series, Session III: Bolstering the Addiction Workforce – A Call to Action
Recorded on Friday, August 7, 2020
A Recorded Webinar
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.
- 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
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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.
Julie Shroyer, MSW, is Senior Policy Advisor in the Washington DC office of Polsinelli, a national law and public policy firm. She has more than 30 years of federal health policy experience including service on Capitol Hill as committee staff and in senior positions in both the non-profit and private sector. A respected advisor to congressional and presidential campaigns, she is sought after for her recognized expertise in health care and public policy. Shroyer serves on the Board of Directors of House of Ruth, a DC-based non-profit organization that empowers women, children, and families to rebuild their lives and heal from trauma, abuse, and homelessness. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
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. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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