a Unified Vision
for the People of Georgia

Is Georgia Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community Stand United to Support Funding and Legislation To Save Lives

The Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community introduce The Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care. The Unified Vision sets out a transformational roadmap that will significantly improve the lives of Georgians with mental health and substance use disorders.

The Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care fundamentally shifts perceptions around mental health, substance use, and well-being. This coalition is offering positive policy solutions based on the American Rescue Plan funds for the 2022 Georgia Legislative Session to reform policies impacting the Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community.

 

It does so by:

· embracing the concept of population health, which includes prevention, promotion, and recovery,

· addressing social determinants of health such as housing, transportation, and employment,

· integrating medical care and ensuring people receive the services and support they need, when and where they need them,

· intentionally addressing factors such as racism and discrimination that have created inequities in care and unacceptable disparities in health outcomes, and

· instituting policies, programs, and standards that value the critical importance of mental and behavioral health and healthy decision making around alcohol and drug use.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community Coalition represent the majority of mental and behavioral health care consumers in Georgia, their families, and allies. We represent the diversity of Georgia and stand united with a simple yet urgent message: Rapid and robust actions must be taken by governments and leaders at all levels in Georgia to save lives and make mental and behavioral health care available to all Georgians.

Working together, we have developed eight issues which we ask Governor Kemp and the General Assembly to address during the 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly. We stand ready as advocates to support our Georgia leaders who support Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder reforms.

Please download and share the documents below with your local and state leaders so they can better understand the impact of funding for the people and businesses of Georgia.

Join GMHCN's Advocacy Efforts

GMHCN is asking for volunteers throughout Georgia to help educate legislators about the value of peer support as part of Georgia's recovery-oriented system of care. Sharing our stories with legislators is one way for us to have enormous impact. If you are interested in learning more about supporting funding for mental health services in Georgia, please click the "Join Our Advocacy" link below.

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