The National Medical Association serves as the collective voice of African-American physicians and a force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.
These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) develops leadership in communities of color to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. NMAC has advanced this mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and materials.
The National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network (NRADAN), a private, nonprofit foundation, promotes networking between rural programs and professionals along with providing liaisaons to key federal and state government agencies and private resources.
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, examines the changing nature of early adulthood (ages 18-34), and the policies, programs, and institutions that support young people as they move into adulthood.
Open Minds, Open Doors is aimed at ending discrimination against people with mental illness and is coordinated by the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania. The campaign is centered on educating the public about mental illness and the legal rights of people living with a mental illness.
The Organization of Chinese Americans is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
The Parent/Professional Advocacy League provides support, education, and advocacy around issues related to children’s mental illness.
The Partnership for Prevention seeks to create a “prevention culture” in America, where the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, based on the best scientific evidence, is the first priority for policymakers, decision makers, and practitioners who can make a difference in this area.
Partnership for Recovery (PFR) works to increase education and awareness of dependency disease among members of Congress and the public, and eliminate barriers to treatment for the 22 million Americans struggling with alcohol or drug dependence. It included organizations such as the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center, Bradford Health Systems, Cumberland Heights, Father Martin's Ashley, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Hazelden Foundation, Valley Hope Association, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance mobilizes, educates, and advocates to eliminate the discrimination toward those affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies to ensure hope, health, and justice for individuals, families, and those in recovery.