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 Comments to VA Secretary on Veterans Mental Health
04/18/2022
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
04/13/2022
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
04/08/2022
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra on New Jersey's 1115 Medicaid waiver.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Criminal Justice
04/07/2022
Letter to Senators Cornyn and Klobuchar, urge the passage of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022 which would reauthorize the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP).
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity & Crisis Services
04/04/2022
Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership, expressing support for H.R. 7254, the Mental Health Justice and Parity Act of 2022, which would help expand crisis service behavioral health providers and close a gap in health insurance coverage for MH/SUD treatment for frontline workers.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Research & Innovation
04/04/2022
Letter to Senate HELP and House Energy & Commerce Committees leadership, expressing support for the Anna Westin Legacy Act of 2022 (S.3686/H.R.7249), which will reauthorize and expand the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Covid19 & Mental Health Funding
04/04/2022
Letter to Senate HELP and House E&C Committees, urging a prevention and early intervention set-aside in the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) as the committees reauthorize programs administered by SAMHSA.
Letter to House Bill Sponsors on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
04/04/2022
Letter to Representatives Schrier and Miller-Meeks, expressing support for the introduction of H.R. 7076, the Supporting Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act of 2022, which would reauthorize the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program at the Health Resources and Services Administration for five years and make program improvements.
Letter to Senate Bill Sponsors on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
04/04/2022
Letter to Senators Murphy and Cassidy, expressing support for the introduction of S. 3864, the Supporting Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act of 2022, which would reauthorize the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program at the Health Resources and Services Administration for five years and make program improvements.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Medicare
04/02/2022
Letter to Congressional bill sponsors in support of H.R. 3173/S. 3018, The Improving Seniors Timely Access to Care Act, which would improve the prior authorization process in Medicare Advantage.
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