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.


 
Letter to CDC Director on COVID-19
04/15/2021
Letter to CDC Director Walensky, urging the CDC to add schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and related disorders to the list of underlying conditions eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Letter to FCC Chairperson on Crisis Services
04/15/2021
Letter to FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel, expressing gratitude for the Director's proposal that the FCC consider making the life-saving support and resources of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline accessible through texting to 988.
Letter to HHS Office for Civil Rights Acting Director on COVID-19
04/08/2021
Letter to HHS Office for Civil Rights Acting Director Frohboese, expressing concern for ongoing concerns with COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and prioritization.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
04/08/2021
Letter to House Appropriations Leadership, expressing support for increasing the funding for the Social Determinants of Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) to $50 million.
Letter To Congressional Committee Leadership On Nomination of Andrea Palm
04/06/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, expressing support for the nomination of Andrea Palm as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on HHS Nomination
04/06/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, expressing support for the confirmation of Andrea Palm as the next Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Letter to CMS Director on Medicaid
04/06/2021
Letter to CMS Acting Deputy Director Costello, requesting that CMS rescind the Interim Final Rule, 42 C.F.R. § 433.300, which weakens Medicaid beneficiary protections in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act maintenance of effort (MOE) provision.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on COVID-19 & Medicare
03/31/2021
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, urging support for H.R. 8020, the "Seniors Access to Vaccines Ensured (SAVE) Act" of 2021, which would create a temporary Medicare non-emergency medical transportation benefit during the public health emergency to transport seniors to and from COVID vaccination appointments.
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.
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