On February 27, 2018, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced “CARA 2.0,” a bill that aims to build upon the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016. CARA 2.0 increases the funding authorization levels of several CARA 2016 programs, and proposes policy changes to address the opioid crisis.
Access NASADAD’s summary of CARA 2.0 here.
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Download the March 2018 Board Book here.
11:30 a.m. Call to Order/Roll Call – Robert Morrison, NASADAD
11:35 a.m. Welcome – Cassandra Price (GA), President
11:35 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Public Policy Update/Prep for Guest Speaker – Robert Morrison
Access the Policy Update slides here.
See the final “Dear Colleague” letter in support of the SAPT Block Grant here.
12:10 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Approval of December 2017 Board Meeting Minutes – Kathy Stone (IA), Secretary
See December 2017 meeting minutes on page 6 of Board Book.
12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. An Update from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Guest Speaker: Dr. Elinore “Ellie” McCance Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
Read Dr. McCance-Katz’s bio here.
1:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. De-brief from Guest Speaker
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Executive Director’s Report – Robert Morrison
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Treasurer’s Report – Doug Thomas (UT), Treasurer, with Hollis McMullen/Rick Harwood, NASADAD
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learning Collaborative Updates:
Treatment Coordinators Report – Joyce Starr (OH), President
Prevention Coordinators Report – Michelle Nienhius (SC), President
Women’s Services Coordinators – Heather Dougherty, NASADAD
3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Annual Meeting Update – Rick Harwood and Faye Simpson, NASADAD
See the prioritized topics for the 2018 Annual Meeting here.
See the draft Annual Meeting schedule here.