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July 2019

The new TAADAS Times has been published! Click here to read.

December 2018

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. 

November 2018

See the Secretary of States's full list of Tennessee Election Results and learn more about changes coming in local, state, and federal government.

June 2018

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!

April 2018

All three of our White Papers, Fetal Assault, Cannabis, and Recovery Housing have been added to the downloadable section of our advocacy page!


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July 2019 

TAADAS published a legislative recap of events and actions taken during the first half of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Download the report here.


April 2019

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

February 2019

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!

November 2018

TAADAS announces its 2019 Legislative Priorities. Follow the link and look under the header "On the Hill" for more information. 

October 2018

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.

Legislative Agenda

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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. 

Legislative Priorities:

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

Regulatory Priorities:

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



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