Voices’ work in the General Assembly will focus primarily on mental health but also include health care reform:
Expand community services - Building on our 2012 success in getting $3.2 million for children’s mental health services in three regions, we’re working to fund child psychiatry and crisis response services in two additional regions – Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
Support health care reform initiatives in Virginia that increase access to health insurance and health care for children and their parents, including Medicaid expansion for low-income adults.
The budget hearings on January 4th are a great time to speak out for the need for more funding for children’s crisis services and child psychiatry.
Children’s Mental Health Advocacy Day on January 24th is an opportunity to advocate for kids at the Capitol!
Voices from the Capitol:
In the News:
News Leader article from 12.1.12: Kids’ crisis unit aids healing
Visit the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health site at www.1in5kids.org to read more about our work on mental health issues and to sign up for email updates.