At NAMI Shoreline, we partner with NAMI Connecticut and other advocacy groups to track, research, and advocate for legislation and policies to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions and their loved ones. Together, our collective voices matter. We need you to advocate with us because your story has power. Your experience can touch the hearts and minds of decision makers in a way that no amount of research or data can.
People like you are the reason NAMI’s advocacy initiatives, from mental health parity, to healthcare expansion, have succeeded on the federal, state, and local levels.
Click Here to keep updated on NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy & Advocacy efforts.
NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy Committee consists of members from around the state who meet monthly to build consensus on legislative and policy issues, provide feedback, assist in developing the Keep the Promise Coalition’s legislative agenda, and act as committee liaisons in their communities.
NAMI Connecticut is an active member of the Keep the Promise Coalition.
The Keep the Promise (KTP) Coalition is a Connecticut-based network of advocates, including people living with mental illness, family members, mental health professionals and interested community members. KTP is dedicated to advocating for a comprehensive, community mental health system for adults, children and families in Connecticut. Click HERE to visit the KTP website.
NAMI Connecticut’s Public Policy Program mission is aligned with KTP by advocating for improved services, more humane treatment, and an end to stigma and economic and social discrimination. Our goal is to support members to engage in advocacy activities at the legislature, in the community, and from their homes. NAMI Connecticut and the Keep the Promise Coalition have shared legislative priorities.
NAMI Connecticut Public Policy Program Components:
- Provide outreach, trainings, and education to the community and policymakers
- Monitor and act on state and local government issues relevant to the mental health community
- Mobilize NAMI Connecticut members to testify or contact policymakers on behalf of our legislative priorities
- Strategically work with the media to further our legislative agenda
- Develop and build relationships with community partners and stakeholders to work on joint initiatives
Interested in joining our public policy committee? Contact Thomas Burr, Policy and Advocacy for NAMI CT firstname.lastname@example.org