Welcome back to WellSeekers as we continue with part five of our six part series focusing on addiction and recovery. In this series, we’ll share amazing conversations, personal stories, and most importantly solutions; all from a holistic perspective.
With the growing number of people and families having experienced addiction, there comes a need for a change in public perspectives and public health responses for greater access to quality care and treatment. On today’s show, we welcome Courtney Hunter, Vice President, State Policy at Shatterproof, where she works to eliminate barriers to addiction treatment access and increase training and education of healthcare professionals. True change can come from policy and we’re here to talk about some of the amazing work that is currently underway, as well as ways you can get involved. Also, Courtney shares her personal family story with addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery that you won’t want to miss.
Join Lucia and Courtney now on this episode as we talk about impactful and simple ways to make your voice be heard for policy change at the national, state and local levels. You can rise and you can comeback to a mind and life you love - so join us now on WellSeekers!
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Courtney Hunter is the Vice President, State Policy at Shatterproof. Courtney is responsible for engaging state policymakers to eliminate barriers to addiction treatment access and increase training and education of healthcare professionals.
Prior to joining Shatterproof, Courtney spent 11 years at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. During her time there, she worked in media relations, program management, and government affairs. Courtney was responsible for developing the Partnership’s advocacy program and instrumental in the introduction of the bicameral and bipartisan Family Support Services for Addiction Act in early 2020. Courtney has led campaigns and high-level partnerships with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Major League Baseball, and The Meth Project.
Courtney graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University- School of International and Public Affairs.