NASADAD releases updated FY 22 appropriations overview

On October 18th, the Senate Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL), released the report to accompany the FY 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022) Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill includes funding for all HHS programs, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

The appropriations chart can be accessed here.

NASADAD releases updated SAPT Block Grant Prevention Set-Aside Fact Sheet

NASADAD is pleased to announce the release of an updated fact sheet on the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant prevention set-aside administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The updated fact sheet includes the following:

  • An overview of the prevention set-aside
  • Data on substance use, including increases in use during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • New section on the value of prevention efforts
  • How prevention set-aside funds are used
  • Targeted prevention efforts
  • Prevention success stories
  • Recent investments in the SAPT Block Grant prevention set-aside in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Description of the role of the State Alcohol & Drug Agency

 

To view the fact sheet, click here.

NASADAD releases updated SAPT Block Grant fact sheet

The NASADAD Policy Department recently released an updated fact sheet on the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The updated fact sheet includes the following:

  • An overview of the SAPT Block Grant
  • Positive outcomes of the Block Grant (i.e., abstinence from alcohol/drug use, stable housing, no arrests)
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SUDs
  • Review of the COVID-19 relief packages
  • A description of why multi-year investments in the SAPT Block Grant is beneficial to States, providers, and individuals with SUDs
  • Recent data on the financial burden of SUDs and cost-effectiveness of investing in the SAPT Block Grant
  • A description of the prevention set-aside
  • Overview of the Block Grant’s role in bolstering recovery support services
  • Description of the role of the State Alcohol & Drug Agency

To view the fact sheet, click here.

NASADAD releases updated FY 2022 Appropriations Overview

NASADAD has released an updated appropriations overview to reflect the House Appropriation Committee’s release of several appropriations bills for FY 2022, including the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies funding bill. The document outlines the House of Representatives’ recommended funding levels for NASADAD’s priority programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

NASADAD releases summary of administration’s fy 2022 budget proposal

On May 28, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration released their proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022). NASADAD developed an overview 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 2022 proposal to the final FY 2021 funding levels and provides language from the Administration’s Congressional Justifications.

 

Access the chart here.

SAMHSA/NASADAD Annual Meeting 2021 Schedule

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Event Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Annual Meeting brings SAMHSA together with the Single State Agency (SSA) Directors for alcohol and other drug services, State Prevention Coordinators, State Treatment Coordinators, State Women’s Services Coordinators, State Opioid Treatment Authorities (SOTAs), other State staff, and national stakeholders that work on substance use, misuse, and disorders. The meeting is a forum to hear about the latest substance use trends and practices; to engage in interactive discussions on emerging issues; and to share information on model programs and strategies used across the prevention, treatment, and recovery system.

Event Dates: The SAMHSA and NASADAD Annual Meeting will be held virtually on June 7, 9, 10, and 11, 2021. Please note the final day of the event, Friday June 11, 2021, is only open to NASADAD Members and Component Group Members.

Registration: Registration can be completed here: (https://www.mylibralounge.com/sites/NASADAD2021/Attendee).  Please note registration is capped at 550 individuals. Participants will receive a confirmation email after registering and login instructions will be emailed June 2, 2021. You’ll be able to complete your profile and explore the event content prior to the start of the conference on June 7.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Faye Simpson at fsimpson@nasadad.org.

NASADAD releases Synar overview

NASADAD is pleased to announce the release of a new resource, “An Overview of the Synar Provision: History, Impact of Tobacco 21 Legislation, and Recommendations.”  This document offers background on Synar; a description of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) role in tobacco control; a review of the federal legislation that raised the minimum age of legal tobacco access to 21; the impact of the legislation on Synar; and implementation efforts in 2020, including those related to COVID-19.