Advocacy and Public Policy Focus

2018 Advocacy and Public Policy Focus

NAMI St. Louis is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Our public policy focus outlines key objectives and policy positions that support our goal of ensuring that people living with mental illness receive the treatment and supports necessary to lead full and satisfying lives as valued members of the community.

  1. Enhance and enforce behavioral health* insurance parity
  2. Ensure open access to all psychotropic medications in insurance and Medicaid
  3. Provide stable and adequate Medicaid funding
  4. Increase availability of integrative models of pediatric behavioral healthcare

*Behavioral Health = Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

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