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IC&RC takes board seat in health advocacy organization

December 18, 2014
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) , which represents credentialing boards for addiction professionals worldwide, has received a seat on the board of the Coalition for Health Funding, a nonprofit alliance that seeks to strengthen investment in public health. Leading national addiction policy advocate Andrew Kessler, IC&RC's federal policy liaison, will serve on the coalition board.

“The selection of IC&RC to serve on the coalition's board is an important step in advancing the treatment of substance abuse and addiction, as well as the agenda of the professionals who make that treatment possible,” Kessler said in a Dec. 17 news release.

The Coalition for Health Funding has operated since 1970, and its member organizations represent more than 100 million healthcare providers, patients, public health professionals and researchers. IC&RC joined the advocacy coalition in 2010.

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This is great, it has been an up hill battle for professionals in the addiction field. Many of us who have invested with masters degrees in addiction are not able to make a living. Due to the many barriers, and no support from the state that they live in.

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