Our History

In June 2010, the Coalition for Whole Health and the Whole Health Campaign — two groups originally formed to advocate for strong addiction coverage in the healthcare reform legislation — unanimously agreed to merge under the Coalition for Whole Health name. Now, the coalition is jointly led by and Ron Manderscheid of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors and Paul Samuels of the Legal Action Center.

This new group gives the mental health and addiction fields the strongest possible advocacy to maximize inclusion and coverage of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery in the implementation of health care reform.

  • Coalition Documents