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Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy  priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity


NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do! Stay tuned for ways you can help!

Contact Dave at if you would like to become a part of our advocacy team!

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