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CHA Supports Bill to Train More Doctors to Address Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic 

What’s happening: The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act (H.R. 7050) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

What else to know: CHA is part of a coalition supporting this legislation.  

In February, U.S. Reps. David Valadao (R-CA-22), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Annie Kuster (D-NH-2), Mike Carey (R-OH-15), and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16) introduced the bipartisan Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act (H.R. 7050). The bill would create 1,000 additional graduate medical education (GME) positions over five years in hospitals that have, or are in the process of establishing, accredited residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain medicine and their prerequisite programs. 

CHA, as part of the GME Advocacy Coalition, signed a letter of support for the legislation. CHA thanks Valadao for his leadership on this important issue and Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA-9) for cosponsoring the bill.