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Partners in Policy cancelation notice

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel the NAMI Missouri 2020 Partners in Policy Training and Advocacy Day activities that were scheduled for March 16-17. This decision was made in response to guidance provided by state and federal health agencies, including new recommendations related to social distancing. We wish this wasn’t the case, but in light of recent guidance, we believe it would be irresponsible to continue with the event at this time. 

We do not have plans to reschedule this event in 2020; however, we will continue to explore alternate opportunities to provide you with advocacy information. Your voice is important and you deserve for it to be heard by our policymakers.
We have received many calls regarding anxiety related to the developing Coronavirus situation and we have included links to guidance documents from health agencies, along with information on Missouri’s newly-established statewide public hotline for information and guidance on this disease. 
Your health is important to us and we apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.
24-hour hotline: 877-435-8411
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other Resources:
MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Information on COVID-19 
US Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) Information on COVID-19 
World Health Organization (WHO) Information on COVID-19 

Partners In Policy – March 2020

If you would like to get involved in advocating at the state level for policies that benefit those with mental illness, we invite you to attend our annual Partners in Policy Training and Advocacy Day events on March 16-17, 2020 in Jefferson City.

NAMI Missouri is offering a two-day training for individuals living with mental illness who want to become mental health advocates and consumer leaders. Over the course of two days we will help you discover how to best tell your own story to advocate for yourself and for others, then we will travel together to the State Capitol to put your new skills to use.

Travel, lodging and meal expenses are covered through grant funding provided by SAMHSA. The training includes NAMI Smarts for Advocacy materials, which are hands-on advocacy training tools designed to transform passion and experience into effective grassroots advocacy.

This free training is primarily geared toward those with mental illness, but there are a limited number of spots available for family members, friends and allies.

2020 Partners-In-Policy Training & Advocacy Day
Jefferson City – Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Mon., March 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – Tues., March 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2020. Attendance is limited to 40 participants.
View and Download the 2020 Partners in Policy Application
View and download the 2020 Partners In Policy Training Agenda (for participants)
View and download the 2020 Peer Mentor Training Agenda (for peer mentors


Previous Year Events

2019 Partners-In-Policy Training & Advocacy Day
Jefferson City – Doubletree by Hilton in Jefferson City, MO
Mon., March 11 – Tues., March 12, 2019 (Application Deadline – Feb. 8, 2019)
View and download the application here: 2019 Partners in Policy Training Application (fillable)
View and download the Training Agenda here: 2019 Partners In Policy Training Agenda
View and download the 2019 Peer Mentor Training Agenda

2018 Partners-In-Policy Training & Advocacy Day
Jefferson City – Doubletree by Hilton in Jefferson City, MO
Mon., March 12 – Tues., March 13, 2018

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