The NAMI Department of Public Policy supports the NAMI advocacy mission, which is to improve the lives of people with
serious mental illnesses and the caregiving efforts of their loved ones.
The advocacy work of the policy department is primarily on the national level as staff work with the White House, key members
of Congress and their staffs, and federal agencies. The agenda of this department is set in response to more than 210,000
NAMI grassroots members who collectively provide a strong voice for the nation's largest consumer and family member