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! Click here to read.
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 Priorities. Follow the link and look under the header "On the Hill" for more information.
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 2019 Legislative Priorities
TAADAS was busy on Capitol Hill this legislative session. Please see below for more information about legislative and advocacy priorities. 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.
Supporting funding for adult and adolescent services, recovery housing, and specialized services for pregnant women
Supporting expanded access to MAT through Nurse Practitioner prescribing, more funding for uninsured
Supporting statewide access to prevention programs and re-entry programs
Supporting the development of provider guidelines for MAT and protocols for Parity Enforcement
Recovery Housing - Gaining clarity on issues including: the impact of ADA/Fair Housing Standards and MAT on Recovery Housing, Housing First ramifications, HUD regulations, and loss of funding for gender-specific programs