ASAP is committed to actively working on shaping public policies which affect the provision of addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. We are dedicated to representing the voice of the field with policymakers at the state and Federal levels. Public policy endeavors have a direct impact on funding, regulatory relief, improved business practices and movement towards more effective outcomes.
ASAP Executive Director John Coppola delivers testimony at the 2018-2019 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Mental Hygiene (Feb. 13, 2018)
Governor Cuomo Releases 2017/2018 Budget Proposal
Please click the link below for highlights related to the health and mental hygiene portions of Governor Cuomo’s 2017/2018 proposed budget.
ASAP’s Budget/Policy Paper for the 2017-2018 New York State Legislature
This year ASAP’s budgetary recommendations address the prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce crisis, strengthening support services through a peer workforce initiative, and proposing that a portion of the funds allocated to the Health Care Facility Transformation Program be designated for community-based organizations. Click the link below for a detailed copy of ASAP’s Budget/Policy Paper.
Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Survey Report
In order to inform ASAP’s advocacy efforts, ASAP contracted with the Center for Human Service Research (CHSR) at the University at Albany to conduct research during the spring of 2016. The research looked to identify unmet need and issues facing substance abuse treatment providers throughout New York State. Please click the link below to view research findings.
ASAP Executive Director John Coppola Testifies at 2017 Joint Budget Hearing – Mental Hygiene
Raise the Age
Despite mounting research that demonstrates the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25, New York State is one of the only two states that prosecutes youth as adults as soon as they turn 16 years old. ASAP supports the Raise the Age campaign which promotes public awareness in the hopes of creating a comprehensive Raise the Age Policy.