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NIMH Announces New Outreach Partners

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has selected 24 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:

State

Applicant Organizations

Alabama

National Alliance on Mental Illness Alabama

Alaska

Alaska Youth and Family Network

Arizona

Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University

Arkansas

NAMI Arkansas

Delaware

Mental Health Association in Delaware

District of Columbia

DC Behavioral Health Association

Hawaii

United Self Help

Illinois

Mental Health America of Illinois

Indiana

National Alliance on Mental Illness  Indiana

Iowa

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Iowa, Inc

Michigan

NAMI Michigan

Mississippi

Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

Missouri

Burrell Behavioral Health in partnership with NAMI Southwest Missouri

Montana

Mental Health America of Montana

North Carolina

National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina

Oklahoma

Mental Health Association Oklahoma

Oregon

NAMI Oregon

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition in partnership with the PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition

Puerto Rico

Institute for Psychological Research 

Rhode Island

Meeting Street

South Dakota

National Alliance on Mental Illness South Dakota

Washington

Consumers Voices Are Born in partnership with the PRO Alliance

West Virginia

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance West Virginia

Wyoming

National Alliance on Mental Illness 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 (e.g., children, adolescents, transitional age youth, older adults), 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), 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