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Join Us for NAMI Mass Advocacy Day!

Monday, April 3, 2017, 11 am – 3 pm

Great Hall, Massachusetts State House

Advocacy Day Photo Album, click on the photo to see the complete album. Photos by Carolle Photography.

Registration & Networking: 11:00 am – Noon
Speaker Program: Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Visit your Legislators: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Speak Up, Be Heard – YOUR Legislators Need to Hear from YOU!


Legislative Priorities

DMH Fact Sheet

Statewide CIT Fact Sheet

Bridgewater Fact Sheet

ESP Fact Sheet

Reimbursement Fact Sheet

Join us for a preparation webinar on March 23, 2017, from 11 am – noon.
We will discuss our key NAMI Mass Legislative priority: Training police and first responders about mental health issues.

RSVP to Larry DeAngelo at lfdeangelo@namimass.org by Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
The webinar audio/video login instructions and the powerpoint slides will be provided to you a few days before the webinar.

2017 Advocacy Day Preparation Webinar Slides

NAMI Mass Legislative 2017 Priorities:
• More money to the Department of Mental Health budget
• A comprehensive, sustainable police and first responder mental health training program
• Transferring authority for Bridgewater State “hospital” from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Mental Health
• Expanding Emergency Service Provider Coverage (ESPs) to all
• Increase reimbursement rates for MassHealth for hospitals and outpatients clinic