Advocacy

Legislative Agenda 2023 – 2024

IMHCA is excited to announce our 2024 Legislative Priorities! Thank you to everyone who completed our survey this fall to craft these priorities. This year we will be focusing our attention on workforce development issues, increasing funding to the mental health provider loan repayment program, and identity protection for Counselors. Additionally, we will be working to protect LGBTQ+ rights, respond to licensure board changes, monitor the roll out of the Counseling Compact, and advocate for increased rates from private insurers.

You can help us in these efforts! IMHCA’s annual Day on the Hill is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2024. This year we will be hosting a legislator breakfast at 7:30am in the Capitol, and returning in the afternoon to lobby in the rotunda. There will be a social hour and summary of the day’s events to follow. We hope you can join us for parts or all of the days events!

Scroll down to register as a legislator, register as an attendee, or find out more about how to advocate in Iowa. Additional information on our day on the hill can be found at the registration link below.

Legislators, register with the following form.

If you are planning to come as an IMHCA attendee, register here: Annual Day on the Hill – Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (imhca.net) 

Legislator RSVP for 2/20/24 Day on the Hill with IMHCA

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