THE PURPOSE OF THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF SUBSTANCE ADDICTION PROVIDERS IS TO REPRESENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND RECOVERY SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN MICHIGAN, THROUGH EMPOWERMENT, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCACY FOR QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY.
Michigan Association of Substance Addiction Providers (MIASAP) was formed in 2014 to elevate the voice and capital of
agencies providing substance use disorder services throughout Michigan.
WHO ARE WE & WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?
Our association membership consists of the Presidents/ CEO’s, Executive Directors, and key decision makers of licensed Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers and other agencies and entities with common, shared interests- our expressed purpose.
The MIASAP Executive Committee and membership has worked tirelessly to effect positive and long-lasting change in the SUD service delivery system. We recognize that our macro-level focus-interfacing with governmental officials, PIHP’s and other entities is the most effective mechanism for system transformation and positive change on a programmatic and individual level.
Although not all-inclusive, some of our accomplishments include:
- An advocacy campaign that resulted in our SUD service delivery system being removed from the MCPN (Managed Care Provider Network) system that didn’t represent our concerns.
- Ongoing advocacy for parity and equitable administration between the mental health and the SUD systems of care.
- Provided annual conferences based on our membership’s expressed interest to additionally educate, inform and strengthen our SUD workforce.
- Represented our workforce concerns in the 2019 SUD licensing regulations revision process;
- Facilitated regular PIHP executive leadership meetings to advocate for program level relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact on the SUD service delivery system.
- Gained a seat at the table to participate with state and federal legislators and MDHHS leadership meetings to ensure local issues are heard by key decision makers.
- Spearheaded the inclusion of the SUD direct care workers into the MDHHS $2.00 p/hr premium pay initiative that was initially only for the MH Direct Care Workers.
Dr. Benjamin A. Jones
Executive Director, Hegira Health, Inc.
Executive Director, Center for Urban Youth & Family Development
All Well Being Services
Center for Urban Youth and Family Development
Detroit Recovery Project
Hegira Health, Inc.
NCADD – GDA
Personalized Nursing Light House
Quality Behavioral Health
Sacred Heart Center