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Congressional Staff Briefing, Wed., Feb. 24 on Mental Health, Medicaid & Block Grants

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) advises that Congressional staff and reporters will receive information on the impact of America's economic distress and state budget cuts on mental health care. It includes reference to Senator Jay Rockefeller's "Medicaid match" extension amendment to pending economic recovery legislation in the Senate. The House of Representatives has already taken a position.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO)

WHAT: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING on impact of nation's economic

distress and massive state budget cuts at a time when demand for mental health

services has increased 60 percent.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

U.S. House of Representatives

Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

WHO: Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Janet Napolitano (Calif.)

House Mental Health Caucus

Speakers

WHY COVER?--Background on:

www.nami.org/stateadvocacy

http://twitter.com/namicommunicate

http://www.facebook.com/pages/NAMI/85273022315

-- The Honorable Kevin B. Sullivan, former lieutenant governor, State of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT. -- National Board of Directors, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) -- Mr. John Easterday, administrator, Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Madison, Wis.. -- Mr. Richard Leclerc, president/CEO, Gateway Healthcare, Inc.Pawtucket, R.I. -- Dr. David Shern, executive director, Mental Health America, Alexandria, Va.

SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness
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