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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Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to Senate Commerce Committee leadership, urging leadership to hold a Senate Commerce Committee markup this month on the Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663) and child-related privacy and tech legislation to protect young users online.
Statement on Criminal Justice
Statement from national mental health organizations on national gun violence crisis.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Crisis Services
Letter to Appropriations Committee leadership, urging for funding under the Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance for states, tribes and localities to improve implementation of existing State extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws as a safety means to prevent suicides.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, requesting that the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) be funded at $153 million for its Social Determinants of Health program.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, requesting a meeting with Administrator Brooks-LaSure regarding regulations limiting the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration (“STLD”) health insurance.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Senate HELP and House E&C leadership, urging the inclusion of three pieces of maternal mental health legislation within the upcoming mental health packages to address maternal mental health and substance use disorders impacting individuals during pregnancy and the first year following childbirth.
Regulatory Comments to DHS Secretary on Social Supports
Regulatory comments to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on DHS Docket No. USCIS–2021–0013, the notice of proposed rulemaking, “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility.”
Regulatory Comments to VA Secretary on Veterans Mental Health
Regulatory comments to VA Secretary McDonough, commenting on the proposed rule: Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Mental Disorders.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee leadership expressing support for the bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663), a comprehensive social media platform accountability bill to safeguard the mental health of young social media consumers.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra on New Jersey's 1115 Medicaid waiver.
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