NAMI Advocacy Actions

NAMI works with policymakers to advance priority issues and ensure that the voice of people affected by mental illness is considered in policymaking. Read NAMI’s recent letters to federal leaders, submitted comments and testimony and other resources.


 
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Crisis Services
12/17/2021
Letter to Labor-HHS Subcommittee, urging continued work to ensure that crisis response services are operational in every state and community across the country before 988 rolls out in July 2022.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Health Equity
11/19/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Sec. Becerra, in support of the Proposed Repeal of HHS Rules on Guidance, Enforcement, and Adjudication Procedures issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Statement on Health Coverage
11/19/2021
Statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act, which will increase access to high-quality, affordable health insurance for millions of Americans.
Amicus Brief to SCOTUS on Criminal Justice
11/17/2021
Amicus brief in Terence Tramaine Andrus v. Texas, asking that the U.S. Supreme Court strike down Terence Tramaine Andrus’s death penalty.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
11/15/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, in response to their request for input on how Congress can address unmet mental health needs in this country.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
11/06/2021
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging Congress to prioritize robust investments in the Build Back Better Act for housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
11/05/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, expressing support for Kansas' Medicaid 1115 waiver to provide 12-month continuous eligibility for parents and caretaker relatives.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Veterans Mental Health
11/05/2021
Letter to House & Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Leadership, expressing support for Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021 (S. 2386/H.R. 4575), which would expand the peer specialist program to every VA medical centers over a five-year period.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
11/05/2021
Letter to Senators Murphy and Cassidy, providing feedback on the reauthorization of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016.
Letter to NAI Con Parity
11/03/2021
Letter to Senators Bennet and Cornyn, in response to request for input, urging the inclusion of incentives for adoption of behavioral health information technology in the forthcoming mental health package and supporting the investment in integrated care.
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