Public Policy

These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America (MHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization that addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With nearly 300 affiliates nationwide, MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research, and service.

Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC)

The Minnesota Recovery Connection's mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support, public education, and advocacy. MRC envisions a world where recovery from dependence on alcohol and other drugs is understood, promoted, and embraced, and where all who seek it have access to the support, care, and resources they need to achieve long-term recovery. This organization assists people seeking treatment, transportation, housing, job training, education, and health services in their pathway to recovery.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

NAADAC is a national nonprofit membership organization that represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals; who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education.

NACoA, Just 4 Kids

NACoA, Just 4 Kids works to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families by working to raise public awareness and provide leadership in public policy at the national, state, and local levels.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), a nonprofit membership and affiiliate organization, is the advocate and voice for children and families impacted by alcohol or drug dependency in the family. This organization provides training, evidence-based programs, materials, and public policy guidance to facilitate substance use prevention and recovery support for all impacted family members.

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)

The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD), a nonprofit membership organization, promotes national policies that recognize and support the critial role counties play in caring for people affected by mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence, and developmental disabilities.

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