Advocacy

Public policy makes a difference in the lives of both the people living with mental health conditions and the people in their lives. Changes in policy can mean better outcomes. Our advocacy efforts have led to many victories including:

  • Securing better funding for research.
  • Protecting access to treatments and services.
  • Attaining mental health parity to ensure that mental illness is treated equally to physical illness in most insurance plans.

Each year, NAMI North Carolina surveys membership for the creation of our public policy priorities. The NAMI North Carolina Public Policy Committee, comprised of NAMI North Carolina members, create the priorities, which are approved by the NAMI North Carolina Board of Directors. Learn more about our 2017 Policy and Legislative Priorities.