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Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

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Earlier this year, NAATP created an action plan to demonstrate our commitment to expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) in the addiction treatment field.

The National Association is dedicated to long-term investment in education and advocacy efforts that embrace inclusivity and healthcare equity. For more information, or to support NAATP’s DEI efforts, please contact us at

Changes to NAATP Board

We are excited to welcome Philip Rutherford of Faces & Voices of Recovery to the NAATP Board of Directors. Mr. Rutherford represents an NAATP Supporter member that is committed to promoting long-term recovery in all communities, including communities of color & other marginalized groups

Advisory Committee

NAATP has convened an Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI), which now consists of 19 behavioral health treatment leaders and professionals from across the country. The DEI Advisory Committee is chaired by another recent addition to the Board, Terri Hayden, CEO of Pride Institute, an organization that is committed to providing LGBTQ+ people with an inclusive and accepting place for recovery.

Colors of Recovery Video Series

In this video videos, Committee members reflect on why they wanted to participate in the Committee, what their experience has been working in the field as a Person of Color or a minority, and why this work is so important now.


Looking Forward

The Committee has consulted with NAATP to design a work plan for 2021 that will involve several initiatives and projects. The Colors of Recovery content will continue, taking the form of videos, blog posts, webinar presentations, and a podcast series, all with the goal of continuing the important work of improving the treatment field for both addiction professionals and all those living with a substance use disorder.

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