We created several resources that promote parity compliance. The resources target a variety of actors that are critical to full parity implementation, including legislators, regulators, advocates, and health plans. If you would like to learn more about any of the resources below, contact amanda@thekennedyforum.org.

The ParityTrack Model State Bill

Our Model Bill provides a template for legislation that would increase parity implementation. The legislation targets several areas related to parity compliance, including regulatory enforcement, disclosure requirements, and definition of mental illness. Several national organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, and Community Catalyst have signed on to promoting this legislation. A summary of the bill is available here.

Form Letters

We created several form letters individuals and organizations can use to write to their legislators and regulators about parity implementation. The letters provide a template easily modifiable to your state.