Public Policy

These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.

APHA, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section (ATOD)

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section is a portion of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website that offers downloadable newsletters, each year’s program for the ATOD Section at the APHA Convention, and a leadership directory of email links to active members of the ATOD Section. ATOD works to develop, foster, and advocate for sound research, policy, and practice in the fields of ATOD epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.

C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc.

The mission of C4 Recovery Solutions is to improve the accessibility and quality of substance use disorder treatment, and to promote long-term recovery solutions. C4 accomplishes this by initiating constructive dialogue about important issues in treatment and recovery; educating and motivating the substance dependency community and policymakers to adopt effective new treatment, program management, and payment strategies; and aiding in the design and implementation of programs that demonstrate the value of outcomes-informed funding systems for treatment and recovery services.

Center for Financing Reform and Innovation (CFRI)

The Center for Financing Reform and Innovations provides information, analysis, products, and technical assistance to address changes in the organization and financing of behavioral health care. It also guides federal officials, states, territories, tribes, communities, and private payers on the most effective and efficient use of available resources to meet the prevention, treatment, and recovery support needs of the American public. 


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