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Congressman Jamaal Bowman recently spearheaded the introduction of the ACCESS in Mental Health Act, an initiative aimed at addressing the critical shortage in the nation’s mental health workforce. Joined by esteemed partners such as Que Paso Latinx, NAMI, Young Invincibles, HACU, and APA, Bowman championed the need for investments in a culturally competent mental health workforce.

Mary Lawal, a NAMI Next Gen member, stood alongside Rep. Bowman on Capitol Hill, emphasizing the importance of increasing the number of diverse and culturally responsive mental health providers. NAMI expressed its support for Rep. Bowman’s bill, highlighting their ongoing commitment to improving equitable access to care through initiatives like the Community Health Equity Alliance.