The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.
These organizations conduct scientific research on behavioral health conditions, as well as offer mental and/or substance use disorder training and education services.
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.
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco advances the mental health of people of San Francisco and leads the global community in advocacy, education, and research. The organization supports and promotes recovery and wellness while challenging the discrimination associated with mental health conditions.
To advance public health and wellness, the ATTC Network accelerates lasting change in behavioral health care systems by translating, disseminating, and promoting the adoption and implementation of effective and culturally sensitive clinical practices. A list of ATTC Regional Centers, the states they serve, and contact information can be found on the ATTC Network website.
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.
National Association of Counties offers national legislative, research, technical, and public affairs assistance for U.S. counties.
The National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council is committed to educating the public about the prevention of alcohol and other drug misuse; increasing services for people with alcohol dependency and their families; providing quality care and treatment; and developing research models specifically designed for the African American community.
The National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (NCPRS) operates a drug prevention and education program called Race Against Drugs, and has a nationwide network of volunteers and DEA/FBI agents assisting the program by conducting community and school events throughout the country.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) is the only nationwide entity that brings together all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat the misuse of all substances—alcohol, nicotine, as well as illegal, prescription, and performance-enhancing drugs—in all sectors of society.
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.