2021

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 Congressional Bill Sponsors on COVID-19 Research and Treatment Innovation
03/24/2021
Letter to Representatives Tonko and Katko, expressing support for the reintroduction of H.R. 6645, the "COVID-19 Mental Health Research Act," which directs HHS to conduct or support research on the mental health consequences of COVID-19.
Comments to FCC Secretary on 988
03/23/2021
Regulatory comments to Federal Communications Commission Secretary Marlene Dortch, urging the FCC to implement the necessary guidance and principles to provide for the effective, standardized, and secure collection of 988 service fees.
Statement for the Record to Congressional Committee Leadership on Health Coverage
03/22/2021
Statement for the record, expressing support for the ACA and continued steps to improve access to quality and affordable coverage on its 11th anniversary.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
03/17/2021
Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership, requesting $3.75 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in its mission to help people and communities prevent chronic diseases and promote health and wellness for all.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
03/16/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, expressing support for H.R. 586, the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act, which would expand suicide awareness and prevention training for grades six through twelve.
Letter to Senate Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Workforce
03/16/2021
Letter to Senators Kaine, Reed, Cassidy, and Young, expressing support for the reintroduction of the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act” (S. 610/H.R. 1667), which would help increase access to behavioral health services and evidence-based treatment for health care professionals.
Letter to House Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Workforce
03/16/2021
Letter to Representatives Wild, Krishnamoorthi, Chu, and McKinley, expressing support for the reintroduction of the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act” (S. 610/H.R. 1667), which would help increase access to behavioral health services and evidence-based treatment for health care professionals.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Health Equity
03/12/2021
Letter to Representatives Watson Coleman and Katko, expressing support for the reintroduction of the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act, which authorizes $805M in funding to support research, culturally appropriate providers, stigma-reduction outreach programs, and anti-bias provider training programs.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
03/11/2021
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, requesting an increase in funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Mental Health Hotline by $2 million dollars and the Screening and Treatment of Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program by $5 million dollars.
Advocacy Resource on American Rescue Plan Mental Health Wins
03/11/2021
Advocacy resource on mental health provisions in the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act.
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