NAMI Louisiana members and allies band together to influence and improve state and local health care and government systems as they relate to individuals and families affected by mental illness. Members and allies contact state legislators, local government officials, health care administrators, law enforcement representatives and many other people and agencies that touch our lives on a daily basis.
We use the term advocacy in the broadest sense. Nearly everything we do in relation to public outreach and education we believe contributes to our advocacy.
As the state organization, NAMI Louisiana’s primary role is to interact with state agencies and the Louisiana Legislature to advance NAMI’s mission and policy priorities.