The Commit to Action gathering took place on August 17, 2021, where Recovery Leaders from around Florida joined together keep the conversation moving around Florida’s recovery initiatives and messaging.
The morning gathering started with the Recovery Leadership Summit video. We welcomed a special guest from the Department of Children and Families, Erica Floyd Thomas, Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health, who offered words of encouragement to all that are working in the recovery. Dr. Haner Hernandez charged Florida with finding ways to develop and implement culturally and linguistically inclusive programs for recovery to eliminate health disparities to build equity in Florida.
GCSA’s Neil Campbell, Executive Director of GCSA, and Brian Kite, Project Coordinator, led Florida in the process of answering ten “How Might We…” questions that came from the Summit:
Florida leaders again, left the Commit to Action gathering inspired, empowered, and ready to advance Florida recovery initiatives. Workgroups have been formed for the top recovery initiatives: Funding, Harm Reduction/Multiple Pathways, Peer Workforce, and Stigma. If you are interested in joining one of the workgroups, please let us know. We have a lot of work still do to and we know, “slow and steady wins the race.”