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Slingshot Solutions LLC specializes in advocacy for organizations concerned with behavioral health policies and regulations. Since 2008, they have been a leader in Washington, D.C., for those dedicated to advancing the prevention and treatment of substance use and abuse disorders. Whether it's working with Congress, federal agencies, or coalitions, Slingshot Solutions engages on behalf of its clients to assure their voice is heard when policy is formulated.

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Slingshot works with Congress, the White House, executive agencies, and a host of other actors in order to implement policies that will advance the access to and quality of behavioral health services. They often collaborate with federal actors which include:

  • United States Congress
  • White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler

Andrew Kessler, JD, is founder and principal of Slingshot Solutions LLC. His clients, past and present, include the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP), and Faces and Voices of Recovery.

With 20 years of policy experience and over a decade in behavioral health, Andrew is a fixture in circles that advocate for substance abuse treatment, prevention, and research. He collaborates frequently with congressional offices, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other federal actors.

Andrew has written legislation and report language adopted by both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and has presented orally before such bodies as the Scientific Management Review Board, the National Conference on Addictive Disorders, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

One of the benefits of being a BHAP member is a monthly advocacy call with Andrew monthly to discuss the items below and answer any questions you may have about current or upcoming legislation — both federal and state — affecting the behavioral health industry. He also writes up a monthly Advocacy Alert for BHAP members only.

Finally, Andrew has presented several webinars with us, which you can access below.

 

For more information about Slingshot Solutions, please contact Andrew Kessler by phone at 571-426-0297, by email at [email protected], or by visiting their website.

 

Webinar: Advocacy in 2021: Something Old, Something New

Webinar: Advocacy in 2021: Something Old, Something New

  • Date Recorded: February 2, 2021
  • Presenters: Andrew Kessler
  • CE: eligible for 1 CE
  • Price: free (CE access is $25, and free to BHAP members)

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A new White House administration and a narrowly (yet sharply) divided Congress will make for new opportunities in Washington, but also present challenges. This webinar will examine the top priorities for SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery advocacy, while explaining what our expectations for progress should be.

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Webinar: COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

Webinar: COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

  • Date Recorded: April 1, 2020
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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The most recent legislation aimed at relief for the American economy due to the impact of COVID 19 was a complex piece of legislation that will allocate $2.2 trillion to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. This webinar examines the impact on behavioral health services, the mechanisms for relief, and whether future legislation will be developed.

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Webinar: The SUPPORT Act: Past and Present. Is it the Future?

Webinar: The SUPPORT Act: Past and Present. Is it the Future?

  • Date Recorded: March 11, 2020
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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Much effort went into the creation and passage of the SUPPORT Act of 2018, which was meant to greatly improve the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic. Now that we are a year and a half removed from its passage, and have gone through an entire budget cycle to determine which of its pilot programs will be funded, this webinar will examine how much of the legislation has become reality, and to what extent.

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Webinar: 2019 Advocacy Year in Review

Webinar: 2019 Advocacy Year in Review

  • Date Recorded: December 18, 2019
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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Join us for a webinar that will take a look back at policy advances (and setbacks) in 2019 and set the table for our goals in 2020 and beyond. As the federal government continues to address the opioid epidemic, there remains a multitude of other issues that impact treatment providers and the SUD recovery community. This webinar will examine changes in rules, regulations, and perhaps most importantly, funding, as we look at where we’ve been in order to better determine where we are going!

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