HAVEN funding compromised in current budget
The current CT state budget again includes a measure to defund HAVEN, which provides confidential counseling to licensed health care professionals (nurses, doctors, dentists, mental health clinicians, and many more) when they most need it. HAVEN (Health Assistance InterVention Education Network) provides a confidential alternative to "public disciplinary action for professionals suffering from chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral disorder, or physical or mental illness. (http://www.haven-ct.org)"
I URGE you to contact your elected officials (click here to find yours) and inform them of your support for HAVEN and against the budget measure that would allocate $5 of your licensing fee (about $800,000) to the general fund rather than to HAVEN.
Please comment on this announcement if you have any questions.
Monte Wagner, DNP, MPH, APRN-BC
Health Policy Co-chair, CTAPRNS