1. Upcoming Facing Addiction with NCADD Trainings

WHO: Facing Addiction with NCADD & The Council on Addictions of NYS
WHAT: Training on Community Organizing & Facing Addiction with NCADD’s Communities Project
WHY: To receive training in community organizing and to begin the process of organizing Johnstown and surrounding communities to generate better public policy and services around addiction, treatment, prevention, and recovery!

Fishkill Event
WHERE: CAPE of Dutchess County, 807 Route 52 Room 028 Fishkill, New York 12524
When: Wednesday, October 17th 12:00 to 4:00

Johnstown Event
WHERE: HFM Prevention Council – 86 Briggs Street, Suite 5 – Johnstown, NY 12095
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Syracuse Event
WHERE: The Prevention Network – 906 Spencer Street – Syracuse, NY 13204
When: Friday, October 19th 10:00 to 2:00

To RSVP for the training, please email Michael King, Facing Addiction with NCADD’s Director of Outreach & Engagement at [email protected]

2. Save the Date: November 1, 2018! There is scheduled to be a hearing at 250 Broadway in Manhattan on the lack of adequate treatment options for Opioid Use Disorder in correctional settings, the need to provide Medication Assisted Treatment and the harms of interrupting people’s treatment through incarceration.
For more information, contact: Dionna King [email protected]

3. GNYHA-UHF Symposium to Focus on the Opioid Epidemic: October 30, 2018! GNYHA and the United Hospital Fund, in collaboration with major health services organizations in the New York metropolitan region, will hold the 29th Annual Symposium on Health Care: Research and Practice. The Symposium convenes providers, policymakers, and researchers to discuss innovative and emerging efforts to improve care delivery and the promotion of health in the New York region. Register here: http://uhfnyc.org/events/881339 ; contact [email protected] for more information.

4. RFP Opportunity! NYS Community-Based Organizations – Request for Proposals

The mental health and substance use disorder ombudsman program (“Ombuds”), a program of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS) and its partners, invites non-profit community-based organizations to participate in this Request for Proposals (RFP).

CSS anticipates awarding 4-5 contracts to organizations serving New York State to assist with providing education and outreach to individuals with mental health and substance use disorder needs, their families, providers, and local public health entities. Agencies serving the North Country, Long Island, Staten Island, and Western New York are highly encouraged to apply. The grant award is $20,000 – $30,000 for a 6-month period during the first contract year. CSS expects to announce the award on November 8, 2018 via the CSS website, www.cssny.org. The contract is expected to begin on January 1, 2018 and to end on June 30, 2019, with the expectation of a renewal for a 12-month period subject to New York State budget appropriations. Project grant and dates are contingent upon receipt of State funds by CSS.

Questions about the RFP are due by October 3, 2018 and should be sent to [email protected]. Answers will be posted on the Community Health Advocates website, www.communityhealthadvocates.org, on October 8, 2018.

Important Dates:


Release of RFP September 24, 2018
Questions about this RFP DUE October 3, 2018
Answers Posted October 8, 2018
Application Due October 29, 2018
Award Announcements November 8, 2018
Projected Contract Start Date January 1, 2019

Awardee Orientation and Two-day Intensive Training in Albany

January 16-17, 2019 (Exact Date TBD)