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 Senate Committee Leadership On Nomination Of Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon
Letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership expressing support for the nomination of Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as the next Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Letter to HHS Secretary on Crisis Services
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra and OMB Acting Director Young urging a timely release of the report on resources necessary to make 988 operational and effective and asking that the President's budget requests in future fiscal years reflect the report's recommendations.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Crisis Services
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging Congress to pair recent investments in broader mental health services with a directed investment to build out a national 988 crisis infrastructure of crisis call centers, mobile crisis teams and stabilization services.
Testimony to House Appropriations Committee on Funding Crisis Services
Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies regarding NAMI's FY 2022 funding priorities, including crisis services.
Amicus Brief on Parity
Amicus Brief in Wit v. United Behavioral Healthcare, asking the court to uphold the District court decision and affirm that people with UBH insurance receive the full coverage they were promised, including behavioral health services consistent with generally-accepted standards of care.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Medicaid Benefit for Vaccine Transportation
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, urging support for H.R. 3013, the "COVID Vaccine Transportation Access Act," which would help support non-emergency medical transportation options to vaccine sites for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Letter to CMS Director on Health Coverage
Letter to CMS CCIIO Director Lorenzo providing recommendations concerning network adequacy review for marketplace health insurance plans.
Coalition Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Coalition regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra expressing support for Virginia's 1115 waiver amendment extending Medicaid postpartum coverage up to 12 months.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Energy and Commerce House Subcommittee Leadership expressing support for H.R. 909/S. 484, the "Moms Matter Act," which would address the need for culturally congruent collaborative maternity care models.
Coalition Statement on Health Coverage
Coalition statement urging Congress and the Biden Administration to include additional health care priorities in the next legislative package.
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