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 Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Energy and Commerce House Subcommittee Leadership expressing support for H.R. 909/S. 484, the "Moms Matter Act," which would address the need for culturally congruent collaborative maternity care models.
Coalition Statement on Health Coverage
Coalition statement urging Congress and the Biden Administration to include additional health care priorities in the next legislative package.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Leadership urging consideration of legislation that was passed last Congress to help prevent suicide, enable diagnosis and treatment for substance use disorders, and provide overall support patients with mental health conditions.
Statement on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Statement of principles on child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
Letter To US Attorney General Garland On Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Letter to US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, sharing recommendations for model state legislation on extreme risk protection orders (ERPO).
Letter to Biden Administration on Health Coverage
Letter to Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor on key principles and recommendations to protect patients from surprise medical bills as the Administration continues in the rulemaking process around the No Surprises Act.
Letter to PBM on Medication Access
Letter to Express Scripts, expressing concern regarding Express Scripts’ 2021 National Preferred Formulary Exclusion List placement of Parkinson’s and tardive dyskinesia medications.
Statement on Mental Health Funding
Statement calling on states to take advantage of new federal funding for community-based mental health services.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to Appropriations Committee Leadership, requesting $606M to fund the Safe Schools National Activities Program and $300M for the State Personnel Development Grants to help address the shortage of school-based mental health professionals.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Health Coverage
Letter to Appropriations Committee Leadership, expressing support of funding for Consumer Assistance Programs (CAPs) in the FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
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