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Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (as passed by HELP Committee)
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.
FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Summary
Dear Colleague Letter in support of SAPT Block Grant for FY 2019
CARA 2.0 Section-by-Section Summary
NASADAD releases FY 2018 appropriations update for priority programs within HHS
The update provides an overview of the status of the FY 2018 appropriations process. Individual program allocations are included in the detailed charts – with information about the FY 2017 budget allotment, as well as President’s FY 2018 request and the House and Senate Appropriations Committees’ recommendations.
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