Announcement Date: April 17, 2018

This op-ed, co-authored by The New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health, looks at the disconnect between lawmakers’ stated investment in addressing the opioid crisis and the lack of funding for behavioral health care in New York state’s final budget. The piece calls for lawmakers to fully fund New York’s behavioral health care system and to support its underpaid and critically overburdened workforce.