Policy & Legislation

NAMI California Policy Positions

2019 Policy Priorities (pdf)

NAMI California Policy Platform [pdf]

2019 NAMI CA Legislative Report (updated 8-14-19)

NAMI California Advocacy Actions

Request to DHCS to Submit a SMI/SED Demonstration Opportunity Application: NAMI California sent a letter to the Department of Health Care Services urging them to submit an Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance (SMI/SED) Demonstration Opportunity application to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Read our full letter.

Proposition 2 - No Place Like Home: NAMI California supports Prop2. Read more about Prop 2.

AB 680 (Chu) - Mental Health Training for Public Safety Dispatchers: Fact Sheet; Analysis; Letter; The Latest

AB 480 (Salas) - Using Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funds: NAMI California concerns AB 480 Letter; AB 734 Letter; Whole Person Care

State News

Governor Newsom Announces Dr. Tom Insel as “Mental Health Czar of California” (NAMI CA Press Release)

Enacted 2019-2020 CA State Budget (NAMI CA summary coming soon)!