• Need-to-Know News: Aug. 12, 2011

    August 12, 2011

    Updates from Us

    • In a significant move forward for HIV prevention in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg announced that his new Young Men's Initiative would include a mandate for a semester of sex education in city schools. Follow this link to read the full statement applauding this news from our WISH-NY project and its partner, the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC).
    • National Policy Director Gabrielle de la Gueronniere is quoted in the Aug. 15 issue of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly on the critical need for a robust mental health/substance use disorder benefit as part of the essential health benefit mandated by healthcare reform.

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    • Reentry Net has launched the People's Guide, an online source of information about the consequences of criminal charges, convictions, and incarceration in New York State.
    • The State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) is asking providers to complete its Provider Readiness and Capabilities Assessment (RCA) to help . The online survey, due by Aug. 19, will help strengthen advocacy to provide the field with technical assistance as healthcare reform shifts the service landscape.
    • The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) is holding its annual meeting in Albany on Sept. 21, and the agenda will include board elections. Details will follow, but contact Sherry at slafountain@asapnys.org with any questions about dues.