Please mark your calendars for the National Council for Behavioral Health's NATCON2019, a national conference on behavioral health and addiction issues. There is still time to register 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!
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 will be busy on Capitol Hill this legislative session. Please see below for more information about legislative and advocacy priorities for the upcoming General Assembly. 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