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Thousands of children separated from their families at the U.S. border could face significant health issues in the short and long term, health experts warn. By @jessiehellmann at @thehill #FamiliesBelongTogether #Resist https://t.co/egUGaNsu8H

Tearing families apart at the border is horrifying, immoral and inhumane. But this is not an isolated tragedy.

Nearly 80% of women in jails are single mothers. The current bail system also systematically breaks families apart. #EndMoneyBail #KeepFamiliesTogether

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“Hospital Toolkit” offers new resources for hospitals treating patients with substance use disorder

Emergency medicine providers have a new set of resources for treating patients with substance use disorders (SUD): Addiction Policy Forum’s new “Hospital Toolkit.” The toolkit is designed for hospitals as well as patients, families, and advocates, to improve access to SUD treatment and care in hospital emergency departments.

Call Your Legislators Today

It is imperative you call or email your legislators and Senate and Assembly leadership TODAY June 14, 2018 to express strong support for legislation, requiring the Department of Financial Services to collect key data from insurers and health plans to help determine compliance with the federal and state MH and SUD parity laws.

NYT EDITORIAL FEATURES PARITY ENFORCEMENT

June 4, 2018: An editorial published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times presents a powerful analysis of why the recent call to bring back mental asylums is not sensible, and identifies three major priorities to increase access to mental health and substance use treatment, including better enforcement of the Parity Law.

The ATI/Reentry Coalition Calls for Increased Funds to Support Life-Changing Programs for the Thousands of People Across NYC Involved in the CJ System

Today members of the City Council joined the Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI)/Reentry Coalition to call for increased support for ATI and reentry services in New York City for Fiscal Year 2019.

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