To educate, support and engage our members and public, influence policy and advocate for prevention, treatment and recovery services.
TN REDLINE ADDS NEW TEXT COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY
Do you need help with addiction? Call or text the Tennessee REDLINE for 24 hour assistance 1.800.889.9789
Every year, an estimated 1 in 5 American adults experiences mental illness. When it comes to insurance coverage, the law is clear. The federal Mental Health Parity legislation passed in 2008 requires health insurers to provide at least equal coverage for mental health conditions, as they do for medical and surgical care. But as CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook found out, some families still have to fight to get the life-saving care their loved ones need. Full Story https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-health-insurance-coverage-families-fight-for-life-saving-care/
The new TAADAS Times has been published! Read the latest edition here.
Follow the links below to find a list of new incoming legislators for the 111th General Assembly as well as the full list of TAADAS Advocacy Contacts.
See the Secretary of States's full list of Tennessee Election Results and learn more about changes coming in local, state, and federal government.
The TDMHSAS has released a new Fast Facts Data Portal with statewide and county-by-county comparisons of addiction and mental health services in Tennessee. Follow this link to access the new portal!
All three of our White Papers, Fetal Assault, Cannabis, and Recovery Housing have been added to the downloadable section of our advocacy page!
TAADAS published a legislative recap of events and actions taken during the first half of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Download the report here.
Don't be denied your right to mental health and addiction treatment. The Kennedy Forum's new campaign, Don't Deny Me, can help people who have been denied coverage for behavioral health. Contact them here.
Legislative Session reconvened, and bill filing deadline will be the first week of January for both the House and Senate. Be on the lookout for your TAADAS legislative talking points soon!
TAADAS announces its 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities.
Want to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their effects on mental health and wellness? Follow the link to Tennessee's Building Strong Brains Initiative.
TAADAS Announces 2020 Legislative Priorities
TAADAS has chosen these five legislative and regulatory priorities TAADAS for 2020:
• Fund Adult Residential Treatment
• Enforce Parity
• Support Prescription Privileges for Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants
• Expand Access to Quality Recovery Housing
• Expand Services for Pregnant and Post-Partum Women
For more information about our goals, follow the link to our Advocacy Page and look for the "On the Hill" section.
If you are interested in being part of TAADAS advocacy efforts, please join us as the next Legislative Committee meeting, held the Wednesday before monthly TAADAS board meetings.