Public Policy

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


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.

Partnership for Recovery (PFR)

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.


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