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 Biden Administration on Health Coverage
04/30/2021
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.
Advocacy Resource on Parity and Appealing Denial of Coverage
04/22/2021
Resource guide for peers and families released in partnership with The Kennedy Forum on how to appeal denial of coverage for mental health or substance use condition treatment.
Statement on COVID-19 and Vaccinations for People with SMI
04/15/2021
Joint statement with mental health community partners on the need for a national strategy to maximize COVID-19 vaccination for people with serious mental illness.
Letter To Congressional Committee Leadership On Nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
04/15/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, expressing support for the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Letter to HHS Office for Civil Rights Acting Director on COVID-19
04/08/2021
Letter to HHS Office for Civil Rights Acting Director Frohboese, expressing concern for ongoing concerns with COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and prioritization.
Letter To Congressional Committee Leadership On Nomination of Andrea Palm
04/06/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, expressing support for the nomination of Andrea Palm as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Letter to Committee Leadership on Veterans Mental Health
03/26/2021
Letter to Armed Services Committee Leadership, expressing support for the reintroduction of H.R. 1309/S. 194, the Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery Through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act, which would improve access to care, early identification, & quality of care for servicemembers & military family members affected by eating disorders.
Letter to House Committee Leadership on Gun Violence Research
03/25/2021
Letter to House Appropriations leadership, requesting $50M in funding shared evenly between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
Letter to Senate Committee Leadership on Gun Violence Research
03/25/2021
Letter to Senate Appropriations leadership, requesting $50M in funding shared evenly between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
Letter to Congressional Committees Leadership on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
03/24/2021
Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees leadership, urging support for at least $750M for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in the FY22 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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