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NAMI Iowa's Day on the Hill

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Holiday Inn Des Moines Dtwn - Mercy Area

1050 6th Avenue

Suite 229

Des Moines, IA 50314

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Join advocates from around the state for a day of education and inspiration

Agenda:

8:30-9:30 Registration, breakfast buffet and networking

9:30-9:45 Welcome, overview of legislative priorities – Craig Matzke, NAMI Iowa President; Peggy Huppert, NAMI Iowa Executive Director

9:45-10:15 “Recidivism and Mental Health: What’s the Connection and What are We Doing About it in Iowa?”-- Jerry Bartruff, Director, and Beth Skinner, Recidivism Reduction Coordinator, Iowa Department of Corrections

10:15-10:35 “The Mental Health Property Tax Levy: Why We Care” – Dawn Smith, Chairperson, Cedar County Board of Supervisors; Lori Elam, Legislative Representative, Eastern Iowa MHDS Region

10:35-11:00 “Fail First: How it’s Affecting Those With Serious Mental Illness” – Melissa Gentry, Physician Assistant

11:00-11:30 “How to Lobby: Let’s Practice!” – Peggy Huppert and Renee Schulte, NAMI Iowa contract lobbyist

11:30-11:45 Bus to Capitol

11:45 am--1:15 pm Meet with legislators

1:15-1:30 Bus to Holiday Inn

1:30-2:30 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch while sharing your experience.

2:30 Closing

Cost: $30

This includes two meals, transportation in Des Moines for the day and materials

Scholarships are available through the OCA for peers and family members with limited incomes. This will reduce the price to $10, plus a processing fee for EventBrite. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, select the "OCA Scholarship Ticket." Purchase your ticket. Then, the application with directions for completion will be sent to the email you provided.

Carpool to save money! NAMI Iowa will pay your mileage if:

  • You have at least 4 people in your car
  • Drive 60 or more miles to the event
  • Just tell us who was in your car, where you came from and your total mileage


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1050 6th Avenue

Suite 229

Des Moines, IA 50314

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