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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.
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.
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.