Presentation on theme: "ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW SEPTEMBER 10, 2009. Association of Substance Abuse Programs VISION To ensure Texans have access to optimal substance abuse services."— Presentation transcript:
Association of Substance Abuse Programs VISION To ensure Texans have access to optimal substance abuse services. MISSION Leading the way to growth and strength in the substance abuse service industry.
CORE BELIEFS We believe substance abuse is a preventable, treatable family disease. We believe in access to a full spectrum of quality substance abuse services for all Texans. We believe that the prevention of substance use in youth and substance abuse in adults and the treatment of chemical dependency make positive and measurable contributions to society. We believe there is value in community based prevention and treatment services. We believe that through our combined efforts we provide diligent leadership and effective advocacy for our field. We believe education and information that is based on the shared experience and expertise of our members gives consistent and visionary direction. We believe the collective resources of the Association enhance individual member organizations.
April 1993--- the Association Of Substance Abuse Service Providers Of Texas (ASASPT) was formally created with 26 founding members. The name was changed to the Association Of Substance Abuse Programs Of Texas or ASAP in July 1997. ASAP is a 501 ( c)6) trade organization. Member organizations that provide drug and alcohol education, prevention, intervention and treatment services are eligible for Membership. Substance abuse provider organizations become members by paying annual dues. Dues are based on an organization’s total substance abuse service budget. Dues range from $1,000.00 to $4,800.00. About the Association
The activities of the Association are carried out in three primary areas: 1) Information Dissemination, 2) Education & Training, 3) Government Affairs & Public Policy. Member organizations employ over 2,650 Texans, utilize over 2,800 volunteers, are governed by over 675 community leaders and provide a comprehensive range of substance abuse services and serve to over 750,00 Texans annually.
Organizational Structure/ Governance Each Members identifies a voting Representative Membership Elects a 12-member Board of Directors Board elects the following officers: President, President-Elect, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary & Treasurer ASAP Organizes and Conducts is work through Project Teams. Project Teams are AD HOC in the sense they organize around a specific issue, program specialty or area of work The board of directors approves the development and dismantling of a project team Project Team Chairs do not have to be a member of the Board of Directors or a designated voting representative, but they should represent a leadership position in a member organization All member organization staff are encouraged to join project teams unless a team is identified as limited ASAP currently has 13 working Project Teams The most recently developed Teams include: Women’s Issues, Medicaid, Criminal Justice
Association of Substance Abuse Programs Membership Professional Advancement Prevention OSAR Treatment Women’s Issues WorkforceTIPSS Program Directors Mtg Primary Healthcare Government Relations Texas Legislature Medicaid Rate Increases Federal Policy Criminal Justice Community Relations Board of Directors Nominating Committee Leadership Committee
PREVENTION PREVENTION TREATMENTTREATMENT RFP & Contract Input Administrative Rule Comment TX Recovery Initiative Training NIATx Research to Practice PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT to address best practices, service delivery needs, program implementation and quality improvement RFP & Contract Input Training Program Guidance DSHS Prevention Collaborative
OSAR Women’s Issues RFP & Contract Issues Program Guidance Rules Comment Program Guidance Strategic Planning for Specialty Service Women’s Mini- Conference Rules Comment PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT to address best practices, service delivery needs, program implementation and quality improvement
Primary Healthcare To develop partnerships and direct ASAP’s efforts to raise physician involvement and activity Primary Healthcare To develop partnerships and direct ASAP’s efforts to raise physician involvement and activity Workforce To address immediate counselor shortages and to improve the attraction and retention of a qualified prevention and treatment workforce Workforce To address immediate counselor shortages and to improve the attraction and retention of a qualified prevention and treatment workforce Medical Directors Task Group Development Medical Education Advocacy Physical & Behavioral Health Integration LCDC Rule Changes Certified Prevention Specialist (ICRC) Retention and Recruitment (LCDC Shortage) TAAP & TCBAP Liaison Project Teams
TEXAS LEGISLATURE Legislative Agenda & Strategy Development Hearing and Testimony Coordination Legislative Contacts & visits Member Key Contact Program Materials Development Advocacy Alerts Coalition Partners Coordination Legislative Updates and Bill Tracking Public Policy Conference Consultation with Government Relations Contractor Government Relations to explore opportunities to increase the visibility of substance abuse services and provider representation with the state legislature and coordinate legislative agendas with coalitions and state agencies
Rate Increases Medicaid To act as a voice for providers in the development of the Medicaid benefit and educate members about what is needed in order to be ready for the implementation of the Medicaid substance abuse benefit in Texas. Benefit Development Input- DSHS/HHSC Member Training Monitoring Benefit Implementation Progress Government Relations to explore opportunities to increase the visibility of substance abuse services and provider representation with the state legislature and coordinate legislative agendas with coalitions and state agencies To further develop the case for support for increased treatment rates and advocate for adoption Collect Cost Data Develop advocacy strategies Communicate Need
Criminal Justice To address substance abuse service delivery needs, contractor issues, program implementation and quality improvement for the substance abuse continuum in TDCJ Newest project Team……. Interface with TDCJ RFP & Contract Issues Program Guidance Rules Comment Project Teams
TIPSS A 10 YEAR INITIATIVE FOR PROGRAM SUCCESS, SIGNIFICANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY JUNE 13-15, 2010 DALLAS MARRIOTT QUORUM PROJECT TEAMS
STATE LEVEL PARTICIPATION/ADVOCACY Monthly Meetings with CMSA Division Leadership Quarterly Meetings with DSHS Leadership DSHS Advisory Council DSHS Integration of Health and Behavioral Health Workgroup DDRAC Mental Health Transformation Veterans Workgroup ATTC Advisory Committee Clinical Trails Network Advisory Council FEDERAL PARTICIPATION SAAS State Associations of Addiction Services National Advocacy Campaign Faces and Voices of Recovery
MEMBER BENEFITS Addiction professional magazine Hazelden publications discount Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly discount Health Insurance broker services Teleconferencing program (ReadyTalk) Foodsource plus SAAS express drug screening program (Sterling Labs)
MEMBER BENEFITS Member Communications Monthly E-Zine Member Only Bulletin Board (Big Tent)- Website 2 General membership meetings Email Updates on Information/Feedback Opportunities/Meetings Member to Member Networking Connects you to colleagues across the state
Mitigated effects of 2009 prevention awards Began relationship with DSHS advisory council president and council members Established monthly meetings with CMHSA division leadership and quarterly meetings with DSHS leadership Modified DSHS contract requirement for prevention training Orchestrated testimony for increased funding in DSHS budget for substance abuse services. 54 out 59 testifiers are in support of a $30 million increase for substance abuse services. Included $33M in LAR. 2008-2009 Accomplishments
Worked with AT&T and TMA to support increased SA funding. Established working partnerships with MHMR Council, Reckitt Benckiser pharmaceuticals Senator Jane Nelson is recruited to author legislation/provide support for increased substance abuse funding. Introduced SB 278 SB 796 is introduced by Sen. Juan Hinojosa. A comprehensive Adult Substance Abuse benefit is added to Medicaid with major advocacy support provided by ASAP Transfer OSAR after hour emergency calls to MHMR Crisis Services Urged DSHS to offer stakeholders meetings / RFI Physicians are recruited to provide testimony and support for substance abuse services through the Primary Healthcare Project Team 2008-2009 Accomplishments
Experienced a 100% collection of program directors fees Dues Increase Implemented Launched Member Only bulletin board (Big Tent)and reactivated ASAP website from a fairly stagnant state Took Action to sponsor an Annual ASAP Conference 2008/2009 Accomplishments
GOAL I. TO STRENGTHEN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PROGRAMS THAT INFORM MEMBERS, COMMUNICATE REGULARLY WITH DECISION MAKERS AND INFLUENCE FEDERAL, STATE AND REGULATORY PUBLIC POLICY. Objective I: To increase advocacy and policy related activity at the federal level. Objective II. To strengthen a state-level policy strategy that is responsive to emerging issues and prioritizes increased resources for substance abuse services. Objective III. To serve as a conduit for information and impact policy decisions at HHSC & DSHS. 2005 Strategic Plan
GOAL II. TO STRENGTHEN MEMBER AGENCIES AND INCREASE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES BY DEVELOPING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Objective I: Increase ASAP budget to $125,000. Objective II: To explore and make recommendations for ASAP restructuring and assist members to diversify funding and strengthen their individual organizations. 2005 Strategic Plan
GOAL III: TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS TO MAINTAIN ORGANIZATIONAL STABILITY AND CORE MEMBER SERVICES Objective I: Support asap governance. Objective II: Comply with fiscal and reporting obligations. Objective III: Disseminate information and maintain strong member relations. 2005 Strategic Plan
It is through unity, pooled resources and information exchange that we can build strength within the industry and help direct the future of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services.