Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.
These organizations influence mental and/or substance use disorder policy initiatives and raise awareness of behavioral health issues.
The Legal Action Center, a nonprofit law and policy organization, fights discrimination against people with histories of substance use disorders, HIV and AIDS, or criminal records, and advocates for sound public policies in these areas.
The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues is a national organization that proactively addresses the issues of alcohol, other drugs, and violence in order to promote healthy campus environments through self-regulatory initiatives, information dissemination, and technical assistance. Member institutions encourage and enhance local, state, regional, and national initiatives through a commitment to shared standards for policy development, educational strategies, enforcement, evaluation, and community collaboration.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a nonprofit organization, helps parents prevent drug and alcohol use and find treatment for their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts, and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates current research on teen behavior, parenting, dependency, and treatment into easy-to-understand resources. Additionally, they build healthy communities, advocating for greater access to adolescent treatment and recovery support, as well as funding of youth prevention programs.
The Urban Institute conducts economic and social policy research on a range of issues, including substance use disorders, health insurance, and community-based health care.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors provides mayors with the opportunity to share ideas and recommend policy positions.
The Department of Labor offers information for U.S. job seekers, wage earners, and retirees about workplace rules and regulations.
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
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 Washington State Labor Council represents and provides services for hundreds of local unions and trade councils throughout Washington State. Its core programs are legislative advocacy, political action, communications and media relations, and assistance with organizing campaigns.