Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) mission is to support organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of addiction in New York State.
ASAP represents the interests of the largest substance use disorders service delivery system in the United States. Through advocacy at the state and federal levels, ASAP champions the urgent message that addiction is a public health issue that, with adequate resources, can be effectively addressed. ASAP offers professional development, program development, technical assistance, and community education to strengthen and increase access to prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services. ASAP serves as a catalyst for cross systems collaboration with public health, mental health, criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and social services, policy makers and service providers. We represent the field on numerous policy development and implementation work groups with a regional, statewide and national focus.
2.3.23 2.3.23 Highlights from Governor Hochul’s Health and Mental Hygiene (HMH) Budget. Also attached is a detailed chart of the specific provisions contained in the HMH “language” bill that proposes legislative changes necessary to implement the Governor’s financial plan for State Fiscal Year 2023-2024, which begins April 1.
2.1.23 FY2024 Executive Budget Briefing Book, which was just published a short while ago. Information on the Governor’s funding proposals for MH and SUD begin on page 112.
1.11.23 Summary of Governor Hochul’s State of the State address. Brown and Weinraub notes some of the proposals highlighted lack details and clarity until the Governor’s proposed budget bills are released. During elections years, the Governor has two additional weeks to release the Executive budget, making the latest date we expect to see the final proposal February 1.
Corona Virus Helpline
ASAP’s Corona Virus Helpline – Updated Daily
To help address concerns and questions arising in the field about the Corona virus, ASAP has created an e-mail resource to serve as a central communication vehicle. ASAP hosts Zoom meetings. Please note that ASAP continues to host calls every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am. All ASAP members and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate. Click here for Zoom information.
CoronaHelpLine@asapnys.org will be monitored by ASAP, used to identify questions and concerns, and will be a vehicle to directly respond to all e-mail questions. We have been encouraged to emphasize the importance of having a key contact person at your LOCAL county/city Department of Health to get current information or to respond to your questions and concerns. The ASAP e-mail is not a substitute for the immediate actions and communications that should take place locally. We are here to provide additional information and support.
Upcoming Events/Online Trainings
September 10-13, 2023
The Conference & Event Center
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
For more information, please visit our conference website: www.asapnysconference.org.
“Front Sight Focused: Healing the Past for a Successful Future”
November 8, 2023
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs, 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
ASAP’s 2nd Annual Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit, “Immediate, Intentional and Sustainable Change” – Now Available Online!
To register for a course, click on the applicable link below:
- Course Combination A: https://asapnys.digitalchalk.com/learn/jedi-summit-2022-course-combination-a
- Course Combination B: https://asapnys.digitalchalk.com/learn/jedi-summit-2022-course-combination-b
- Course Combination C: https://asapnys.digitalchalk.com/learn/jedi-summit-2022-course-combination-c
- Course Combination D: https://asapnys.digitalchalk.com/learn/jedi-summit-2022-course-combination-d
The link below contains online and teleconference AA meetings that have been setup by groups with the HMB Area 48.
Left-click on Group name, then press the space bar to open the group page and find the time of the meeting.