Regional Addiction Resource Center

The Coalition for Behavioral Health’s Regional Addiction Resource Center (RARC) initiative aims to support substance use prevention and early intervention. Through fostering partnerships with community stakeholders, maintaining a comprehensive resource list, and sponsoring community events, we increase access to a full recovery-oriented system of care for individuals living with substance use disorders. 

The RARC is a division of The Coalition for Behavioral Health Inc. and is primarily funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

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News & Resources

The Coalition regularly informs our members and the general public about issues affecting the behavioral health sector via our e-newsletter Briefs.

We also provide resource information related to specific program initiatives such as PROS and Medicare Part D.

In This Issue:

Past Events:

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Thank you to our Sponsors/Exhibitors & Vendors 

The Coalition's 2018 Leadership Awards

The Coalition's 2018 Annual Conference: Innovation Into Practice: The Future is Now

Keynote Presentation

Please Buckle Up, Experiencing Turblence Ahead: The Federal Impact on New York's Behavioral Health System

Chuck Ingoglia
Senior Vice President for Public Policy / Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health 

New York's Behavioral Health System: Transformation in Progress

Presentation 1

Jason Helgerson

NYS Medicaid Director
Presentation 2

Ann Sullivan

NYS Office of Mental Health

Presentation 3

Arlene González-Sánchez
NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance 
Abuse Services
Presentation 4

Gary Belkin

Executive Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene

The Coalition's 2017 Leadership Awards

  The Coalition's 2017 Conference: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities


  • Keynote: Looking Through the Federal Lens (Albeit Foggy!)
    Rebecca Farley, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

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  • Understanding Value in Integrated Behavioral Health
    Facilitator: Kristin Woodlock, CEO, Woodlock & Associates, LLC

  • The New Partnership Paradigm in Integrated Behavioral Health
    Facilitator: Bruce Feig, Senior Consultant, Sachs Policy Group

  • Use of Data, Information and Technology for Informed Decision Making
    Facilitator: John Kastan, Chief Program Officer, The Jewish Board

    Presentation 1 (David Woodlock - ICL)
    Presentation 2 (Traci Donnelly - The Child Center of New York)
    Presentation 3 (Daniel Farrell - HELP USA)
    Presentation 4 (Virna Little - The Institute for Family Health)

To view:

The full agenda: click here.

Photos from the conference: click here. 

Our press release for the conference: click here. 

A list of our sponsors & vendors, click here