Action Alerts, Updates, Events & Opportunities via NAMICA | July 19, 2018

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July 19, 2018

Behavioral Health Action

Behavioral Health Action (BHA) is a coalition of statewide leadership from California who are working together to tackle the Behavioral Health crisis we face as a state.

As a founding leader and co-chair of the coalition, NAMI CA knows the value of teamwork and building an army.

We are working to turn difficult relationships into sources of strength and ways to help the individuals living with Behavioral Health Issues and their families across California.
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Advocacy Updates

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ONLINE FOCUS GROUP: Share Your Voice!

NAMI California will be hosting a focus group webinar on August 8 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM as part of its NAMI Smarts Enhancement program.

We are looking for members of diverse communities including LGBTQ persons and people of color, among others, to lend a hand in developing material to help individuals communicate their stories for advocacy purposes.

This is the third of three focus groups for this effort – Thank you to all who have participated and lent us your voice.
Please register and join us!

Register


Take Action

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Action Alert: Support
SAME DAY VISITS FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

SB 1125 WILL BE HEARD IN THE ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

This bill would allow Medi-Cal patients to be reimbursed for both a medical visit and a mental health visit or dental visits, when both visits are at the same community health center on the same day.NAMI-California is asking members and affiliates to write support letters to their representatives!

Click here to learn more and take action.


Take action and voice your support!

For questions, contact advocacy@namica.org


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Action Alert: Support
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM FOR
PAROLEES

SB 1010 WILL BE HEARD IN THE ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

This bill creates a supportive housing pilot program for mentally ill parolees who are homeless or at risk of homelessness using existing funding. SB 1010 focuses on the issue of mentally ill parolees specifically at risk of homelessness.
NAMI-California is asking members and affiliates to write support letters to their representatives!

Click here to learn more and take action.

Take action and voice your support!

For questions, contact advocacy@namica.org


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NAMI California Advocacy Network Webinars

Register for upcoming NAMI CAN calls.

1) Next NAMI CAN call click here to register. Date: Tuesday, July 31 4pm-5pm

2) NAMI CAN Affiliate Network & Share-out
Date: August 14 4pm-5pm

Click here to register.

This NAMI CAN call will be designed to highlight affiliate efforts across CA.

We would like to highlight the following:

  • Sustainable funding (NAMI Santa Clara – soft confirm)
  • Local advocacy with gov entities
  • Reaching diverse communities
  • CIT and criminal justice
  • Operating as a smaller affiliate or county

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8998875244252034817

Any interested affiliate please contact Caitlin@namica.org

NAMI CAN call Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 28th from 4pm-5pm.


Upcoming NAMI CA Regional Advocacy Meetings in San Joaquin County & Santa Cruz County

NAMI California’s regional advocacy meetings are in partnership with local affiliates in several different regions.

Regional advocacy meetings are designed to bring together members of the public, community-based organizations (NAMI CA, NAMI Affiliates, and Partners), and county staff to talk about the public planning process.

Materials used and topics discussed will support advocacy endeavors for participating attendees. Below are our upcoming meetings.

Each registration link below also includes an optional questionnaire to help us gather important data and inform materials for the meeting.

For any questions email Marcel@namica.org
San Joaquin County
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9am-3pm
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

Register

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Santa Cruz County
August 2018
Details coming soon!

Register


Community Engagement Updates
NAMI.org: “Strength Over Silence: Stories of Courage, Culture and Community”
National Alliance on Mental Illness has released a three-part docuseries exploring mental health perspectives from the African American and Latino communities.
Watch the first video, “Barbershop Confessions in the Big Easy.”

Click here for the full series.


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Regional Multicultural Symposium

Northern California Regional Multicultural Symposium

October 4, 2018 , 9:00am to 3:30pm
Sobrato Community Conference Center
350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

Register online.


Case Study Questionnaires

We are recruiting for the following:

consumers and/or family members from diverse communities
or family members of any community to respond to short answer questionnaires about experiences in accessing healthcare, cultural stigma, self care.

Please fill out a brief interest form and we will email you the questionnaire. Participants will receive a $10 gift card.

Interest Form


Events

MHSOAC Commission Meeting

Thursday July 26, 2018, 08:45am

MHSOAC

Darrell Steinberg Conference Room
1325 J ST STE 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
Call-In Number: 866-817-6550
Participant Code: 3190377

Meeting Agenda

Minority Mental Health Events
NAMI affiliates across the state are celebrating Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with minority mental health events. Check out the upcoming events by NAMI Urban Los AngelesNami Sacramento, and NAMI Mt San Jacinto Incorporated.
NAMI CA Advocacy Calendar
There are many opportunities to engage in advocacy at the state level this month! Check out our advocacy calendar and keep checking back for more updates.
For more info on any event, please emailadvocacy@namica.org.


Send Program Inquiries To:
NAMI California Office: (916) 567-0163

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