Tomorrow – Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 PM the Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a hearing on LD #360, Resolve to Reduce Barriers to Recovery from Addiction by Expanding Eligibility for Targeted Case Management Services
We know that the success of treatment and recovery models depend on connecting those seeking treatment to personal, social, and community recovery assets. What people in treatment and recovery from substance use need to live a full life does not differ markedly from any person’s basic needs, of food security, housing, employment, and meaningful social engagement.
Case managers are often a source of truth for patients, helping them organize a dispersed healthcare environment. They become extremely valuable, adding their voice throughout the community-centered treatment process, which could span weeks or years.
We know that not all people in SUD treatment need or want full case management services but it is important to be able to connect clients with the service as needed without stringent eligibility requirements.
Join us in Speaking up for Recovery Treatment
Give Virtual Testimony
Our Advocacy Toolkit: Pandemic Edition has the most helpful information we could find about how to do this and you can register and submit your testimony electronically
If you cannot testify during the hearing and would like to, let us know and we will help submit your testimony in advance.
Submit a Letter to the Editor
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Send a Message Directly to your Legislator
If your legislators are among the bill sponsors or sit on the Committee on Health and Human Services Committee, tell them you support these bills. Find your legislators and their contact information, including email, HERE.