Contacting your Government Representative:
This government sponsored website will assist novices in contacting their government representatives. 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. (Thank you for sharing this link, APNA member Debi Schuhow!)
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.
American Nurses Association Policy & Advocacy Tools
National Alliance on Mental Illness Action Advocacy Center