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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Statement on Health Coverage
Statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act, which will increase access to high-quality, affordable health insurance for millions of Americans.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Health Equity
Regulatory comments to HHS Sec. Becerra, in support of the Proposed Repeal of HHS Rules on Guidance, Enforcement, and Adjudication Procedures issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Amicus Brief to SCOTUS on Criminal Justice
Amicus brief in Terence Tramaine Andrus v. Texas, asking that the U.S. Supreme Court strike down Terence Tramaine Andrus’s death penalty.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, in response to their request for input on how Congress can address unmet mental health needs in this country.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging Congress to prioritize robust investments in the Build Back Better Act for housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, expressing support for Kansas' Medicaid 1115 waiver to provide 12-month continuous eligibility for parents and caretaker relatives.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to Senators Murphy and Cassidy, providing feedback on the reauthorization of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Veterans Mental Health
Letter to House & Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Leadership, expressing support for Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021 (S. 2386/H.R. 4575), which would expand the peer specialist program to every VA medical centers over a five-year period.
Letter to NAI Con Parity
Letter to Senators Bennet and Cornyn, in response to request for input, urging the inclusion of incentives for adoption of behavioral health information technology in the forthcoming mental health package and supporting the investment in integrated care.
2021 Letter to CDC Director on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to CDC Director Walensky, requesting the opportunity to meet and discuss how the CDC can build on its current work to address the mental health needs of the nation, especially with respect to youth.
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