Voice of the Addiction Recovery Community

Posted on June 26, 2012

SAMHSA Seeking Input From Persons in Recovery
An Open Letter From the ONDCP

SAMHSA WebinarDear Recovery Stakeholder:

SAMHSA is reaching out to persons in recovery in order to seek their input. Please consider taking part if you are in recovery and please forward to individuals in recovery whom you think might be interested in taking part in this webinar. It is critically important that the voices of addiction recovery are well represented in this process. The voice of the recovery community is powerful and needs to be heard!

Your experience is powerful and your voice matters! As Federal agencies prepare to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), your help is needed to inform policy makers and system designers. Our partners at SAMHSA are opening dialogue with people in recovery and patient advocates to help shape policies for electronic health records, confidentiality, and technology for addiction and mental health care in this new age. A series of webinars to seek your guidance and opinion on several critical matters:


  • Protecting your rights when using an Electronic Health Record
  • Using Electronic Health Records and Personal Health Records to increase patient engagement
  • Your concerns about sharing your behavioral health information with State, regional, or National health information exchanges
  • How tools, such as social networks and apps, can be used to help people in recovery manage their care

If you would like to sign up for this FREE webinar, please contact Mike DeAgro with the date you would like to attend at mike.deagro@samhsa.hhs.gov by July 6, 2012.

Let your voice be heard!

Webinar Dates:
Monday July 9, 1:00-2:30 pm EST
Thursday July 12, 1:00-2:30 pm EST