Advocacy & Policy


NJAMHAA consistently and effectively lobbies state and federal legislators on its members’ behalf. When our members and other stakeholders lend their voices to our efforts, our chances for success increase exponentially as our collective voice grows louder.

NJAMHAA was honored by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly the National Council for Behavioral Health) with the Advocacy Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence in June 2020. Click here for details on our advocacy successes in our FY2023 Annual Report, Breaking Barriers in Behavioral Health Care.

Getting to know your state and federal legislators is essential for effective advocacy. NJAMHAA urges all of its members to build relationships with their elected representatives and provides you with the following resources to assist you in doing so.

Advocacy Resources

Links to NJAMHAA's current advocacy piece, legislator contact information, and other policy and advocacy materials.

Current Advocacy/Issues

Listing of state and federal bills NJAMHAA supports with status links and related testimony, including budget bills, and other policy priorities.

Partners in Advocacy

Information about our Partners in Advocacy program and how to get involved.




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