Public Policy Committee Call For Volunteers

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PsyR Connections 2015 Issue 2
August 4, 2015

We are seeking individuals willing to serve on the PRA Public Policy Committee. 

PRA’s Public Policy goals are identified annually by the Board of Directors to focus policy and advocacy work with the federal and state governments on PRA’s mission, vision and in support of our members, consumers, and community.  The PRA Public Policy Committee will be charged with executing PRA’s Public Policy goals as well as recommending issues for consideration and courses of action to the Board for future work. 

Criteria & Expectations for Committee Members

  • Interest in Public Policy as it relates to psychiatric rehabilitation at the state and/or federal levels of government.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following:
    • Federal and/or State policy development at the legislative and/or regulatory levels of government
    • Operational management of organizations delivering psychiatric rehabilitation services to consumers, including reimbursement, compliance, and program management
    • Care delivery expertise as a psychiatric rehabilitation specialist, clinician, CPRP, Peer Worker, or similar
    • Research experience focused on successful models of care delivery within psychiatric rehabilitation services or the broader mental health and substance abuse treatment system  
  • Ability to attend Public Policy Committee meetings. At minimum, one (1) in-person meeting at the annual Recovery Workforce Summit, and a recurring 60-90-minute conference call held quarterly.  Committee members are also strongly encouraged to participate in PRA’s “Hill Day” in Washington, DC each year. 
  • Ability and willingness to volunteer to serve on Task Forces within the Public Policy Committee on key issues on an as needed basis to work between meetings of the Public Policy Committee, including, but not limited to, joining conference calls and participating in discussions, developing materials, and material review via email.
  • Current PRA member in good standing  

Individuals may nominate themselves or another individual, with his or her approval. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday August 31, 2015.

The nomination should include the following:

  • Personal Statement: Submit a summary of why the nominee wishes to join the Public Policy Committee. (300 words or less)
  • Experience: Describe how his or her skills, experience, and attributes meet the criteria and expectations as outlined, and qualify the individual for volunteer service on the PRA Public Policy Committee. (300 words or less)

The Nomination must be received by close of business on August 31, 2015 to the attention of LaTrese Wallace via email at