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NIMH Announces New Outreach Partners

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has selected 48 new partners for its Outreach Partnership Program. Outreach Partners have now been awarded in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to disseminate the latest mental health research findings and science-based information from NIMH about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and educate the public about the importance of research and the opportunities to participate in studies.

The new Outreach Partners are:

State

Organization Name

Alabama

NAMI Alabama

Alaska

Alaska Youth and Family Network

Arizona

Arizona State University, Center for Applied Behavioral Health

Arkansas

NAMI Arkansas

California, Northern/Central

Mental Health Association in California

California, Southern

Special Service for Groups in partnership with Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Colorado

Mental Health America of Colorado

Connecticut

NAMI Connecticut

Delaware

Mental Health Association in Delaware

District of Columbia

D.C. Behavioral Health Association

Florida

Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida

Georgia

Mental Health America of Georgia

Hawaii

United Self Help

Idaho

Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health

Illinois

Mental Health America of Illinois

Indiana

National Alliance on Mental Illness Indiana

Iowa

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Iowa, Inc

Kansas

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

Kentucky

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio

Louisiana

Mental Health America of Louisiana

Maine

NAMI Maine in partnership with Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

Maryland

NAMI Maryland

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc.

Michigan

NAMI Michigan

Minnesota

National Alliance on Mental Illness--Minnesota

Mississippi

Mental Health Association of South Mississippi

Montana

Mental Health America of Montana

Nevada

Nevada P.E.P., Inc.

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness - New York State

North Dakota

University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health

Ohio

NAMI Ohio

Oklahoma

Mental Health Association Oklahoma

Oregon

NAMI Oregon

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Institute for Psychological Research

Rhode Island

Meeting Street

South Carolina

Federation of Families of South Carolina

South Dakota

NAMI South Dakota

Tennessee

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Texas

Mental Health America of Texas

Utah

NAMI Utah

Virginia

NAMI Virginia

West Virginia

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Family Ties, Inc.

Wyoming

NAMI Wyoming

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 outreach to educate communities about 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, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI). 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