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 Committee Leadership on Veterans Mental Health
03/26/2021
Letter to Armed Services Committee Leadership, expressing support for the reintroduction of H.R. 1309/S. 194, the Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery Through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act, which would improve access to care, early identification, & quality of care for servicemembers & military family members affected by eating disorders.
Letter to House Committee Leadership on Gun Violence Research
03/25/2021
Letter to House Appropriations leadership, requesting $50M in funding shared evenly between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
Letter to Senate Committee Leadership on Gun Violence Research
03/25/2021
Letter to Senate Appropriations leadership, requesting $50M in funding shared evenly between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
03/25/2021
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, expressing thanks for providing $80 million in funding for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the American Rescue Plan Act.
Letter to Congressional Committees Leadership on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
03/24/2021
Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees leadership, urging support for at least $750M for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in the FY22 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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.
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