Contacting your Government Representative:
In order to act as an advocate for mental health, the provision of a basic framework on how to connect with our representatives is critical.
This government sponsored website will assist novices in contacting their government representatives. (Thank you for sharing this link, APNA member Debi Schuhow!)
Not sure of your congressional district or who your member is? This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member's website and contact page.
A listing of the current members of the Senate, which included contact information and can be sorted by state, name, or class.
2010-2011 Critical Issues Series - Key Issues in Health Care Reform
The American College of Mental Health Administration is offering a 12-month critical issue webinar series hosted by President-Elect Dr. Ron Manderscheid. The series is focused on the new health reform legislation and what it means for behavioral health. Five broad areas covered in the legislation – insurance, coverage, quality, payments, and health information technology – will be addressed. Through sponsorship by SAMHSA, the series is offered at no charge and open to all interested individuals.
Helpful Advocacy Tools from Other Organizations: