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 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 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 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 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.
2021 Letter to CDC Director on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
11/02/2021
Letter to CDC Director Walensky, requesting the opportunity to meet and discuss how the CDC can build on its current work to address the mental health needs of the nation, especially with respect to youth.
Statement on Mental Health Workforce & Social Supports
10/28/2021
Public statement calling on Members of Congress to prioritize patients and caregivers, and ensure that a paid leave program is included in the Build Back Better Act.
Regulatory Comments to Biden Administration on Health Coverage
10/18/2021
Regulatory comments to Secretaries Walsh, Becerra, and Yellen, and Director Ahuja, providing comments on the Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcement as part of the No Surprises Act.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
10/15/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership in response to request for stakeholder input, urging the Committee to make parity part of core efforts to address the ongoing national mental health and addiction crisis.
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