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.

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Regulatory Comment to SAMHSA on Research and Innovation Treatment & Crisis Services
01/20/2023
Regulatory comments to SAMHSA Assistant Secretary Delphin-Rittmon, in response to the Revised Draft of the Updated Certification Criteria for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC).
Statement on Health Equity
01/02/2023
Statement calling for a complete transformation of the health care system to promote unbiased structures and processes to advance equitable access to quality health care for all.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Workforce
11/23/2022
Letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership expressing support for the Behavioral Health Workforce for the Future Act recently released in a bipartisan discussion draft form by the Senate Finance Committee.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Crisis Services
11/22/2022
Letter to Senate leadership, expressing support for a modified version of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act (S.2425) as a part of SAHMSA program reauthorization.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on 2022 Year-End Priorities
11/18/2022
Letter to Congressional leadership urging prioritization of crisis services funding and policy changes to cover crisis services in Medicaid and Medicare in any 2022 year-end package.
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary on Medicaid & Criminal Justice
11/15/2022
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, commenting in favor of New Hampshire's Medicaid waiver extension request.
Letter to Biden Administration on Medication Access, Telehealth & COVID-19
11/15/2022
Letter to Attorney General Garland and DEA Administrator Milgram, urging action to ensure patients are able to continue receiving treatment where and when they need it once the PHE ends and until the promulgation of the Special Registration for Telemedicine Rules.
Regulatory Comment to Biden Administration on Medicaid
11/07/2022
Regulatory comments to CMS, on the proposed rule, Streamlining the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Basic Health Program Application, Eligibility Determination, Enrollment, and Renewal Processes.
Letter to President Biden on Research and Innovation
11/07/2022
Letter to President Biden, urging the Administration to convene a summit of stakeholders from across the health care system to identify immediate and long-term solutions on the issue of emergency room boarding.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
11/03/2022
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging immediate action to assure that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has the resources it needs through the FY23 President’s budget request to restore staffing after two years of record-high attrition.
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