Rockville, MD (April 20, 2020) – The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) welcomes Well Being Trust as a new member of the coalition. Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing its vision of a nation where everyone is well in mental, social and spiritual health. To this end, since 2017 Well Being Trust has invested over $55 million in more than 100 initiatives and forged extensive cross-sector partnerships to improve mental health and well-being across the country. Among other things, its investments have helped to address structural elements that explicitly limit the improvement of mental health and well-being at a systems level, including financing, policy, and cross-sector collaboration.
In addition, Well Being Trust recently launched a new framework for excellence and policy action guide, offering actionable solutions to improve mental health and well-being.
“We are thrilled to welcome Well Being Trust as the newest member of the coalition,” said Dr. Shawn Ryan, Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Legislative Advocacy Committee. “Well Being Trust has been a positive force for change in many ways. I look forward to collaborating with them as we work to advance policies that will empower people, increase access to addiction treatment and other critical healthcare services, and end the addiction and mental health crisis in the US.”
About the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose
The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is a coalition of local, regional and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies in response to the opioid overdose epidemic. The Coalition seeks to address the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic by engaging policy makers, public health leaders, chronic pain and addiction specialists, individuals in and seeking recovery and family members, so that legislation and policies get the support and funding needed.