These organizations conduct scientific research on behavioral health conditions, as well as offer mental and/or substance use disorder training and education services.

Kennedy Krieger Institute

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.

Mental Health America (MHA)

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.

Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) (serving IA, KS, MO, NE)

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, The Association for Addiction Professionals

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.


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