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NASADAD Executive Director, Rob Morrison, testifies before Senate HELP Committee

On April 11, 2018, NASADAD’s Executive Director, Robert Morrison, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee during its seventh bipartisan hearing focused on the opioid crisis. The Committee, which is led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), released a discussion draft of the Opioid Crisis Response Act earlier in April, and during the hearing they sought input from witnesses on the bill, as well as other issues related to substance use disorders.

In addition to responding to certain provisions in the discussion draft, during his verbal testimony Mr. Morrison highlighted: the important role of the State alcohol and drug agencies; the critical role of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant as the cornerstone of the publicly funded system; and the use of State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis grant funds for comprehensive and innovative services.

Other witnesses who testified during the hearing were Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum (APF), and Jennifer Donahue, Child Abuse Investigation Coordinator for the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate.

Mr. Morrison’s written testimony, as well as the entire recording of the hearing, can be accessed here.

NASADAD Releases Summary of Administration’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal

On February 12, 2018, the Administration released “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” its budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019). NASADAD developed  a summary of the Administration’s proposed funding levels for the Association’s priority programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as select programs within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The document compares the President’s FY 2019 proposal to the final FY 2018 funding levels that were included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill in March 2018.

Access NASADAD’s FY 2019 budget chart here.

NASADAD releases detailed chart summarizing Administration’s FY 2019 budget proposal

On February 12, 2018, the Administration released “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” its budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019). NASADAD has released a budget chart summarizing the Administration’s proposed funding levels for the Association’s priority programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as select programs within the Department of Justice (DOJ). The chart compares the President’s FY 2019 proposal to the final FY 2018 funding levels that were included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill in March 2018.

Access the chart here.