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Category: Policy

Congressional Hearings on Mental Health and Substance Use Crises

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on mental health and substance use disorders. Witnesses included Jennifer D. Lockman of Centerstone Research Institute, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) and National Council member. Additionally, on Wednesday, the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on America’s mental health…
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Sign On to Urge Congress for An Extension of USDA Nationwide Waiver Authority

Please join us along with national partners in urging Congress to extend USDA’s nationwide child nutrition waiver authority in light of the ongoing pandemic, continuing school closures, and the need for flexibility to serve children.  Waivers have allowed child nutrition program operators to respond to the fallout from COVID-19, alleviate child hunger, and advance racial equity and child well-being.…
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MHAD 2022

Mental Health Advocacy Day 2022

Advocacy Day 2022 is quickly approaching on January 19th. It will be held virtually 9:00am-12:00pm. Check out NAMI Virginia’s 2022 Legislative Priorities. Be sure to register for Advocacy Day 2022 ASAP so that you can join us in removing barriers for Virginians living with mental health conditions. We are stronger together! Register here