Advocacy & Public Policy

The VACSB represents its 40 member CSB/BHAs at the state level for matters of public policy involving legislation, regulation and funding.

 

National Prevention Week:

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

Mark your calendars! SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week will be from May 13 to 19, 2018. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme for NPW 2018 is: Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.

Learn more about National Prevention Week.

 

VACSB Publications:

VACSB 2017 Annual Report 

VACSB 2018-2020 Budget Priorities

 

The VACSB Legislative Update is a publication distributed each Wednesday during the General Assembly Session that details proposed legislation of interest to VACSB, its partners and other stakeholders. Sign up at the bottom of this page to receive the Legislative Update weekly during the General Assembly session.

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 10, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 12, 2018 (corrected version for January 10th)

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 17, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 24, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 25, 2018 (corrected version from January 24th)

VACSB Legislative Update as of January 31, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of February 7, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of February 14, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of February 21, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of February 28, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of March 7, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of March 14, 2018

VACSB Legislative Update as of April 24, 2018 (Outcome of the reconvened session & FYI bills)

 

Future General Assembly Session Dates:

January 9th – March 2nd 2019

January 8th – March 14th 2020

 

 

VACSB Advocacy Partners