In early February, coalition members and staff travelled to Washington D.C. to join over 2,800 substance misuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country for CADCA’s 29th Annual Leadership Forum. The group attended Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly breakfast hosted by Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Marsha Blackburn and their staff, as well as met with Representative Chuck Fleischmann on Capitol Hill.
In Late February, ASAP continued their month of advocacy in Nashville, TN with state legislators. Coalition members, staff, and youth ambassadors joined coalitions across the state for Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) Day on the Hill. ASAP Youth Ambassadors sat down with Lt. Governor Randy McNally to advocate for substance misuse prevention as well as Representatives John Ragan and Dennis Powers. Ambassadors also participated in a Mock Senate Hearing in between meetings.
ASAP continues to work closely with health professionals to advocate for prevention in the healthcare field. On March 5th, ASAP hosted a CME Training on Behavioral Aspects of Pain Management, which was very well attended – over 100 healthcare professionals and students. In addition to the CME Training, we are hosting a bi-monthly Lunch and Learn series on Opioid Alternatives. To learn more, visit www.ASAPofAnderson.org/calendar.