Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap: Early Accomplishments in a Three Year Initiative
Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap is a national program initiated by the Open Society Institute in 2008 to expand access to, and funding for, drug and alcohol addiction treatment. The initiative—a three year, $10 million effort—aims to mobilize public support for expanded treatment through three broad strategies:
- expanding insurance coverage;
- increasing public funding; and
- achieving greater program and system efficiency.
To date, grantees and the national program have successfully advocated for a number of significant policy changes with long-term potential impacts. A brief summary of results to date is available for download.
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