On September 19-20, 2022, the National Governors Association hosted the Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use in Los Angeles, California. This event convened four states and territories to highlight their progress during the Policy Academy, which kicked off in October 2021, and reflect on the challenges and accomplishments to improving care for stimulant and polysubstance use. The meeting was held in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC).
State participants had a wide-ranging discussion with peer states and subject matter experts on several key issues, including:
- The Evolving Landscape of Illicit Stimulant and Substance Use
- Lessons in Contingency Management & 1115 Waivers
- Building the Health and Public Safety Partnership
The meeting concluded with a facilitated discussion regarding how to continue the work outside of the project, and a team-to-team discussion where participants asked each other questions about stimulants and polysubstance use programming, funding, and challenges, and shared lessons learned and best practices that could inform their ongoing work and serve as models for further work.
For more information, please reach out to Dr. Shelby Hockenberry (SHockenberry@nga.org) or Dr. Elise Simonsen (Esimonsen@nga.org).