NAMI Advocacy Update: February 2015

Posted: February 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

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2015-02-27 | Edited by Jessica W. Hart, National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI’s Advocacy Agenda: No One Can Do It Alone

Leadership from the federal government is essential in addressing the overwhelming needs and making needed change in the mental health care system in this country. Below is a brief list of NAMI’s strategic priorities at the federal level. These items represent an ambitious agenda that we will be pursuing as 2015 continues to unfold.

  • Mental health reform.
  • First-episode psychosis.
  • Criminal justice reform.
  • Increased federal funding.
  • Protect Medicaid funding.
  • Protect Medicare Part D.
  • Protect SSDI.
  • Regulate restraint and seclusion.

Read more about NAMI’s Advocacy Agenda.

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