The American Public Human Services Administration (APHSA) pursues excellence in health and human services by supporting state and local agencies, informing policymakers, and working with our partners to drive innovative, integrated, and efficient solutions in policy and practice.
These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.
The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section is a portion of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website that offers downloadable newsletters, each year’s program for the ATOD Section at the APHA Convention, and a leadership directory of email links to active members of the ATOD Section. ATOD works to develop, foster, and advocate for sound research, policy, and practice in the fields of ATOD epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law.
The mission of C4 Recovery Solutions is to improve the accessibility and quality of substance use disorder treatment, and to promote long-term recovery solutions. C4 accomplishes this by initiating constructive dialogue about important issues in treatment and recovery; educating and motivating the substance dependency community and policymakers to adopt effective new treatment, program management, and payment strategies; and aiding in the design and implementation of programs that demonstrate the value of outcomes-informed funding systems for treatment and recovery services.
The California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) is a nonprofit membership organization that serves as the principal voice for social model recovery programs throughout California. Services to members include advocacy for social model programs at the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as in the community.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works to protect children from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Capitol Decisions is a full-service government relations and public affairs firm that provides counsel in distinct issue areas, including state and local government, public works, health care, and public health.
The Center for Community Alternatives: Recovery promotes reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights. Refer to our website for offices throughout New York.
The Center for Financing Reform and Innovations provides information, analysis, products, and technical assistance to address changes in the organization and financing of behavioral health care. It also guides federal officials, states, territories, tribes, communities, and private payers on the most effective and efficient use of available resources to meet the prevention, treatment, and recovery support needs of the American public.