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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses Three Mental Health Bills Introduced by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano

Jun 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 2529, the Mental Health for Latinos Act of 2021, H.R. 721, the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021, and H.R. 2480, the Immigrants’ Mental Health Act of 2021. All three bills were introduced by CHC Member and Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32). Following the endorsement, CHC Chair Dr. Ruiz released the following statement:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to endorse the Mental Health for Latinos Act of 2021, the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021, and Immigrants’ Mental Health Act of 2021—all three introduced by CHC Member and founder of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32),” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “The CHC is committed to alleviating health disparities among Hispanics. All three bills would directly address the needs of Hispanic communities and eliminate systemic barriers to accessing mental health care. I thank Congresswoman Napolitano for her outstanding leadership and advocacy for improving mental health access.”

The American Psychological Association and the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry support all three bills.

Bill text for H.R. 2529, the Mental Health for Latinos Act of 2021 can be found HERE.

Bill text for H.R. 721, the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021 can be found HERE.

Bill text for H.R. 2480, the Immigrants’ Mental Health Act of 2021 can be found HERE.

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories. 

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