December 19, 2018

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Coalition News:

Coalition Honors Council Member Diana Ayala

The Coalition recently presented Council Member Diana Ayala with the Public Policy Leadership Award. Coalition Board Members Thelma Dye of Northside Center's Hilde L. Mosse Executive Director and CEO, and Tony Hannigan, President & CEO of CUCS, gave Council Member her award in the City Hall rotunda.

Council Member Ayala was honored for, among other endeavors, her steadfast work in the behavioral health field, including her advocacy for a bill, which became law, to require opioid reversal drugs at all syringe exchange programs and requiring staff to be adequately trained in overdose prevention and reversal.

In addition, Council Member Ayala's support as Chair of the City Council's Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction, for the behavioral community and sponsorship of the City Council's Mental Health initiatives operated by community providers in the City of New York.


Coalition Hosts First Speaker Series:

ThriveNYC - A Dialogue with Alexis Confer

On December 17, 2018, The Coalition convened the first in a series of high level engagements with key influencers who impact the behavioral health field. We were honored to have Alexis Confer, Executive Director of the ThriveNYC program in Mayor Bill de Blasio's office. 

Moderated by Coalition Board Member Dan Johansson, ACMH's Executive Vice President/CEO, members had the opportunity to hear about ThriveNYC successes and plans for sustaining its 54 programs. Then members spoke with Alexis about enhancing ThriveNYC's partnerships with community providers and addressing gaps in the service system. 

We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Mayor's office and impacting future ThriveNYC planning and scheduling additional focused conversations between ThriveNYC and Coalition members.


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