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What is NAMI Provider?

NAMI Provider is a 15-hour staff development program for health care organizations that provide services for people affected by mental illness. The primary goal of the program is to promote collaboration between the client, their family and staff.

NAMI Provider introduces  professionals to the unique perspectives of people with mental health conditions and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of the treatment process. Having everyone engaged in the recovery process facilitates better outcomes. You will also gain:

  • Better understanding of the realities of having a mental health condition
  • Increased compassion for the vulnerabilities people face when seeking care
  • Recognition of your critical role in the individual and family’s journey towards recovery
  • Empowered view of the lasting impact your care makes

Presented by a trained team:

  • Person with a mental health condition who is living in recovery
  • Family member of someone with a mental health condition
  • Medical or social services professional who has a mental health condition or is a family member

During this seminar, presenters share their personal, intimate perspective on their treatment experience. Sessions are organized into short lectures, discussion and group exercises. The material is also available in a four-hour introductory seminar. CEU’s are available.

If you are interested in NAMI Provider Education, please contact Nina at

Download the provider toolkit from NAMI Iowa to help providers navigate mental health during COVID-19.

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