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The Road Ahead: Bridging the Policy Gap between Mental Healt
Transcript of The Road Ahead: Bridging the Policy Gap between Mental Healt
Sara M. Howe, CEO
Illinois Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Association
October 9, 2014
Drivers of Change - and Opportunities!
Affordable Care Act
Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act
Increased attention to Mental Health & Addiction
Changes in public attitudes
Criminal justice/correctional system attention
Policy & Advocacy
Why Collaborate on Policy & Advocacy?
Most policymakers expect to hear from the field speaking in one singular voice.
Our job is to help policymakers understand the similarities and differences of our respective fields, and provide them with policy solutions that remove barriers to services.
Improving health service delivery & accessibility
Improving service delivery quality
Prevention and early intervention