2010 Outreach Partner Awardees
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has selected 21 new partners for its Outreach Partnership Program. This national outreach and education initiative recruits nonprofit organizations through a competitive process in which proposals are reviewed by experts in the field. The Outreach Partners represent each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to disseminate the latest scientific findings, inform the public about mental disorders, and reduce the associated stigma and discrimination.
The new Outreach Partners are:
|Alaska||SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium|
|Arizona||Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation|
|District of Columbia||Howard University|
|Delaware||Mental Health Association in Delaware|
|Illinois||Mental Health America of Illinois|
|Indiana||Mental Health America of Indiana|
|Iowa||Iowa Consortium for Mental Health|
|Michigan||The Association for Children's Mental Health in partnership with Michigan State University School of Social Work|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force|
|Missouri||Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri in partnership with Mental Health America of the Heartland and NAMI Southwest Missouri|
|Montana||Mental Health America of Montana|
|North Carolina||NAMI North Carolina|
|Oklahoma||Mental Health Association in Tulsa|
|Rhode Island||Meeting Street|
|South Dakota||Avera Health and University Health Center in partnership with NAMI South Dakota|
A complete list of Outreach Partners is available.
Outreach Partners disseminate NIMH research findings and educational materials statewide, and conduct targeted outreach to educate communities about mental disorders in children and adolescents, and/or mental health disparities that occur by race or ethnicity, age, education or income, disability status, geographic location, risk status related to sex and gender, and among other populations identified to be at-risk for health disparities such as immigrants, and military service members and their families. The Program also is an opportunity for Outreach Partners to dialogue with NIMH about the public health needs of communities within their states. This input provides NIMH with valuable insights as the Institute advances its research agenda to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Program benefits include a $7,500 award, access to NIMH bulk publications free of charge, networking opportunities with other state and national organizations, and sponsored participation in an annual meeting.
More information about the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program