PAIMI Councils as Leaders for Systemic Reform: A Pre-Conference Institute for PAIMI Council Members

Every Protection and Advocacy Agency (P&A) across the nation is required by law to have a PAIMI Advisory Council, called the PAC. The PAC should be advising the P&A on PAIMI priorities and should be involved in mental health system public policy reform activities.

NARPA is again hosting a pre-conference institute for PAC members. There will be presentations on the history of the PAIMI Act, PAIMI 101 (an overview of PACs), and other important topics. The Institute is one way to welcome PAC members to the world of NARPA, to bring PAIMI Council members together to network, to discuss possibilities for the work of state PACs, to share ideas about systemic advocacy, and to strategize about national connections. This institute is a continuation of that effort. There is no fee for PAC members attending the pre-conference institute.