NAMI Partners for Hill Day 2016

5/13/2016

NAMI is partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health for Hill Day 2016—a free, two-day event that brings together hundreds of mental health and substance use providers and advocates in D.C. for sessions and workshops on federal mental health and substance use policy. After these sessions, Hill Day attendees go to Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.

Hill Day 2016 will take place June 6-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

  • Registration for Hill Day 2016 is free.
  • Learn more about Hill Day with this one-pager.
  • Click here for the Hill Day 2016 Agenda

Still have questions? Learn more here.

PAST HILL DAY SUCCESSES INCLUDE:

  1. Passage of a demonstration program based on the Excellence in Mental Health Act, and the introduction of legislation to expand the demonstration project in 2016;
  2. $15 million appropriation in the 2014 budget for Mental Health First Aid training and a continuation of that funding for each consecutive year;
  3. Funding in the 2016 budget, including:
  • Preserving $50 million in annual funding for the Primary Care-Behavioral Health Integration program, which funds behavioral health organizations engaged in co-locating primary and behavioral health care services;
  • $50 million increase for the Mental Health Block Grant, including a 10 percent required set-aside for early intervention services; and
  • $38 million increase for the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant.

WHAT DO HILL DAY ATTENDEES SAY?

  •  “[Hill Day] was great! This was my first time on Capitol Hill and the preparation on Monday made for the successes on Tuesday.”
  • “As a first time attendee, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience – has given me a new perspective to bring home. Definitely plan on coming again!”

Hill Day partners also include: Mental Health America, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, International Bipolar Foundation, Legal Action Center, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals, Faces and Voices of Recovery and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.