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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NAMI-led Regulatory Comment to the FCC on Proposed Rule for Georouting for 988

06/28/2024

Regulatory comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of the Reimagine Crisis partner organizations, voicing support for the FCC’s proposed rule to implement georouting for 988 so that calls to the 988 Lifeline can be routed to the nearest call center.
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Regulatory Comment to the FCC in Response to Their Proposed Rule on Georouting for 988

06/28/2024

Regulatory comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to proposed rules to implement “georouting” for 988, so that calls to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can be routed to the nearest crisis call center.
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Letter to Bureau of Justice Statistics on the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails

05/13/2024

Letter sent to the Bureau of Justice Statistics in response to their request for public comment on the reinstatement of the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails.
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Amicus Brief to SCOTUS on Criminal Justice

04/03/2024

Amicus brief in Grants Pass v Johnson, arguing that the Supreme Court should affirm the decision that a municipal ordinance prohibiting individuals from “camping” – or sleeping in public with even rudimentary bedding materials such as a blanket – violates the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause of the Eighth Amendment because it effectively criminalizes a […]
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Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding and Research and Innovation

04/02/2024

Letter encouraging Congress to support robust FY2025 funding of at least $740 million for the BRAIN Initiative.
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Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding and Research and Innovation

04/02/2024

Letter to Appropriations Committee leadership requesting $5 million for the FDA’s Neurology Drug Program to advance discoveries in all areas of brain health.
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Letter to FCC and SAMHSA on Crisis Services and 988 Georouting

03/20/2024

NAMI-led letter urging FCC and SAMHSA leaders to take immediate action to improve the routing of 988 calls (“georouting”) so that people in crisis are routed to a nearby call center rather than routed to a call center based on their area code.
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Letter to Missouri Governor on Criminal Justice

03/13/2024

Letter to Missouri Governor Parson, asking for Brian Dorsey's death sentence to be commuted to life without parole, given Mr. Dorsey's severe psychiatric symptoms and egregiously inadequate legal representation.
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Regulatory Comment to NCQA on Maternal Mental Health and Research and Treatment Innovation

03/13/2024

Comment in response to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)’s 2024 request for public comment on HEDIS Perinatal Depression Screening Measures, urging NCQA to add anxiety screening to the measures, require mandatory reporting of the measures, and exclude screening by insurer/health plan staff.
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Regulatory Comment to NCQA on Crisis Services and Research and Treatment Innovation

03/13/2024

Regulatory comment supporting the NCQA’s Proposed Changes to Existing HEDIS Measures: Follow-Up After Emergency Department Visit for Mental Illness (FUM) and Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH), and providing additional recommendations to strengthen the measures, including guidance on follow-up care.
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Letter to Congressional Leadership on Mental Health Funding

03/12/2024

Letter urging Congressional leadership to reauthorize the SUPPORT Act of 2023 within the upcoming FY24 Funding Package ahead of the March 22nd deadline.
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Letter to CMS on Medicaid

03/12/2024

Letter urging CMS to continue to dedicate resources to monitoring the Medicaid unwind process throughout 2024, preserving Medicaid coverage for as many eligible individuals as possible.
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