The National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA) is committed to ensuring that children in the public child welfare system have safe, permanent homes by supporting and enhancing the system's ability to successfully implement effective programs, practices, and policies.
These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.
The National Civic League (NCL), a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, is dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions. It fosters innovative community building and political reform, assists local governments, and recognizes collaborative community achievement.
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) ensures that consumers and survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths, and territories. It provides research, technial assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
The National Governors Association (NGA), a bipartisan nonprofit association, represents the collective voice of the nation's governors. Its mission is to help shape and implement national policy and help governors and their policy staff develop and implement innovative solutions to the challenges facing their states.
The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals.
The National Indian Child Welfare Association provides training, policy, and development services to help American Indian children grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong.
The National Latino Behavioral Health Board brings attention to the great disparities that exist in the areas of funding, access, and quality of care for Latino consumers and families needing professional mental health and substance abuse services.
The National Latino Children’s Institute focuses the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young Latinos by advocating for their success and well-being through partnerships and programs.
The overall purpose of the National League of Cities is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.