2011 Outreach Partner Awardees
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has selected 28 new partners for its Outreach Partnership Program. This national outreach and education initiative recruits nonprofit organizations through a competitive expert review process. Outreach Partners have now been selected in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and, in partnership with NIMH, work to disseminate the latest mental health research findings, inform the public about mental disorders, and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
The new Outreach Partners are:
|Colorado||Mental Health America of Colorado|
|Florida||Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida|
|Georgia||Mental Health America of Georgia|
|Idaho||Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University|
|Kansas||Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas|
|Kentucky||Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky|
|Louisiana||Mental Health America of Louisiana|
|Maine||NAMI Maine in partnership with the Co-occurring Collaborative Serving Maine|
|Maryland||Mental Health Association of Maryland|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Association for Mental Health|
|Nebraska||University of Nebraska Medical Center, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska|
|New Hampshire||NAMI New Hampshire|
|New Jersey||NAMI New Jersey|
|New Mexico||University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center|
|New York City||Mental Health Association of New York City|
|New York State||NAMI New York State|
|South Carolina||Federation of Families of South Carolina|
|Tennessee||Tennessee Voices for Children|
|Texas||Mental Health America of Texas|
|Texas||East Texas Area Health Education Center|
|Vermont||Vermont Association for Mental Health|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin Family Ties|
For a complete list of Outreach Partners, please go to: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/outreach-partners.shtml.
Outreach Partners disseminate NIMH research findings and educational materials statewide, and increase the public’s awareness about opportunities to benefit from participation in research. Additionally, Outreach Partners 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.
For more information on the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program, please visit us at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program.