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Hill Day 2017

The National Council partnered with 21 national advocacy organizations to host National Council Hill Day 2017! Over 600 advocates met with hundreds of Members of Congress, sharing with them the important messages of funding and supporting mental health and substance use treatment services. The National Council thanks our partner organizations and ALL of our advocates for their tremendous work.

Hill Day 2017 was held in partnership with: Addiction Policy Forum, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Association of Recovery Schools, Clubhouse International, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Facing Addiction, Family-Focused Treatment Association (FFTA), Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA), Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, International Bipolar Foundation, Legal Action Center, Mental Health America, NAMI, NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals, National Association of Social Workers, National Board for Certified Counselors, Network for Social Work Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Shatterproof, and Young People in Recovery.


2017 Fact Sheets

The 2017 Hill Day fact sheets and talking points are available for download! Paper copies of these documents will be in the folders attendees leave behind with congressional staff. The National Council will not be providing additional paper copies of the fact sheets on site at Hill Day. Attendees are encouraged to print them out and review beforehand. You can also access them in the Hill Day app. Download the documents below and start your preparations today!

Strengthening the Addiction Treatment Workforce
FY 2018 Mental Health and Substance Use Appropriations
Expand Excellence in Mental Health Act
Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act
Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017
Strengthening Medicaid and Other Health Coverage for People with Mental Illness or Addiction
Talking Points Cheat Sheet



Advocacy 101: Making the Most of Your Meetings with Lawmakers
Crunching the Numbers: Breaking Down the FY2018 Budget
Hill Day Advocacy
Netsmart Hill Day 2017
SAMHSA In the Age of Cures
Removing Barriers to Treatment Access: Strategies for State Advocacy
Access Barriers: An Advocacy Toolbox
Telehealth and Behavioral Health
Telehealth: California Health & Wellness Experience
Telehealth Policy Implications