Advocacy Committees & Councils


Public Policy Coordinating Council

The Public Policy Coordinating Council coordinates activities between the three advocacy committees.

Chapters Council

The Chapters Council convenes state leaders to discuss common issues and topics affecting chapters and their membership, as well as share insights and strategies on how to further chapters' image and reach.

Public Policy Committee

The ASAM Public Policy Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of ASAM Policy Statements and joint policy statements with allied organizations.  

Legislative Advocacy Committee

The Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) oversees ASAM’s Government Relations Program and its activities.

Payer Relations Committee

The purpose of the Payer Relations Committee (PRC) is to be proactive and to respond to policies by public payers, private payers, and purchasers of health care goods and services that limit patient access to quality addiction treatment.