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SME Session: Advocacy & Policy in RI
November 9, 2022 : 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Care Transformation Collaborative-RI is excited to announce that the November 9th, Subject Matter Expert Session will focus on Advocacy and Policy in RI. CHWs are welcome to attend. The panel will host representatives from the following organizations:
- Childhood Lead Action Project – Founded in 1992 by parents, medical professionals, and social justice activists, the Childhood Lead Action Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island through parent support, community-based education, and grassroots advocacy. Follow their Facebook for up to date events, news and information
- VICTA – VICTA provides care in an outpatient clinic setting. A wide range of services is organized within a comprehensive therapeutic environment that include medication-assisted treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Mental Health Treatment and Primary Care services. Lisa Peterson, LMHC/LCDP/LCDS/MAC, Chief Operating Officer at VICTA, has extensive experience with policy and legislative work focused on behavioral health issues in Rhode Island. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Substance Use Policy, Education, and Recovery PAC where she has had extensive experience working for policy and legislation that aligns with current knowledge and best practices in addressing substance use and substance use disorders and serves on the Public Policy Committee for NAADAC.
- PLEE – PLEE (Parents Leading for Educational Equity) is an organization that was founded and is led by parents, and knows first-hand the injustices that the education system inflicts upon children. PLEE is committed to design spaces where families are at the center and drive every decision we make. PLEE aims to leverage collective knowledge and power to advocate for policies that positively impact the outcomes for children of color. Ramona Santos Torres, Co-Founder and Executive Director of PLEE, has been a parent advocate for over 10 years primarily working with families of students with disabilities within the school system and other systems of care.
Come hear from these organizations and leaders about their work, how they have made policy change happen, their existing agendas and how the community can get involved.
If you have questions for our presenters, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by: October 26th, 2022
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