March 14, 2024

On March 14, 2024, NYHealth hosted a webinar with representatives of InUnity Alliance, who discussed their efforts to transform mental health and substance use services in New York State.

Sustained and effective solutions to New York’s mental health and substance use disorder crisis require an investment in integrated systems of care. Access to all available services, regardless of when a patient enters the health system, allows for optimized patient care, coordinated action, joint advocacy, and collaborative learning.

Recently, the Coalition for Behavioral Health (The Coalition) and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) joined efforts to create InUnity Alliance. The merge combines two leading membership associations for mental health and substance use service providers and collectively represents more than 250 provider agencies and 800,000 New Yorkers. InUnity Alliance is well positioned to address the critical challenges and urgent needs of the addiction and mental health sectors in New York State, including the workforce crisis, inadequate funding and reimbursement rates, gaps in services, and the needs of underserved populations.

Panelists were:

  • Jihoon Kim, Chief Executive Officer, InUnity Alliance
  • John Coppola, Chief Operating Officer for Policy and Advocacy, InUnity Alliance
  • Amy Dorin, Chief Operating Officer for Administration, InUnity Alliance

Watch the webinar recording here.

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