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COALITIONS

ASAM is proud to work collaboratively with others to improve the lives of those living with addiction


 

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose

Founded by ASAM in 2016, the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) brought together a diverse range of mental health, substance use disorder, and health care professional organizations united around common policy goals to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Together, CSOO aims to elevate the national conversation around opioid overdose and works to enact meaningful and comprehensive policy change that supports prevention, treatment, and remission and recovery services.

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Parity Implementation Coalition

Parity Implementation Coalition members have advanced parity legislation for over fifteen years in an effort to end discrimination against individuals and families who seek services for mental health and substance use disorders and remain committed to its full implementation and enforcement.


Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2

A coalition of over 20 health care stakeholders committed to aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to allow appropriate access to patient information that is essential for providing whole-person care.

AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse

Numerous state and federal officials have urged physicians and other health care professionals to show the necessary leadership to confront the nation’s opioid epidemic. The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse agrees that physicians have a professional obligation to reverse the epidemic.

Friends of NIDA

Like the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Friends of NIAAA are concerned with why, when and how people drink; why some people develop alcohol use disorders; how the consequences of harmful drinking affect individuals, their families and society; how alcohol affects the development of young brains and bodies; and how prevention, treatment and recovery programs can be improved.


Friends of NIAAA

Like the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Friends of NIAAA are concerned with why, when and how people drink; why some people develop alcohol use disorders; how the consequences of harmful drinking affect individuals, their families and society; how alcohol affects the development of young brains and bodies; and how prevention, treatment and recovery programs can be improved.

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Tobacco Partners Coalition 

Tobacco Partners Coalition (Tobacco Partners), spearheaded by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is composed of more than 50 organizations whose goal is to protect public health and reduce the incidence of smoking in the US come together quarterly to discuss federal legislative and regulatory issues of common interest. The Partners tackle a number of issues on a variety of smoking-related topics that have an overall impact in protecting children, youth and adults from the consequences of tobacco use. Some of the examples are discussed below.

Coalition for Whole Health

The Coalition for Whole Health (CWH) was created to be the lead entity for legislative action around health reform. The Whole Health Campaign (WHC) was created during the 2008 presidential campaign to promote the importance of mental health and substance abuse issues in campaign platforms. In June 2010, the CWH and WHC merged into one organization to maximize advocacy efforts for the inclusion and coverage of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery in the implementation of health care reform.

Mental Health Liaison Group

The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) is an advocacy coalition on mental health issues. MHLG was formed in May 1969 by the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Association for Retarded Citizens, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Mental Health Association. Shortly after its formation, the American Psychological Association joined the group and others soon followed.

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