General Information on Wellness NIMH Outreach Partnership Program including NIDA
The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative
of the NIMH partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institute on
Drug Abuse (NIDA) that enlists national and state organizations
to help bridge the gap between research and clinical practice by
disseminating the latest scientific findings, informing the
public about mental illnesses.
The program strives to increase public awareness at the state and
local level about the importance of basic and clinical research
in improving treatments for, and ultimately curing, mental
illnesses and addiction disorders through advancing knowledge
about the brain and behavior. The objectives are to improve the
identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, and
alleviate the effects of co-occurring alcoholism and other
substance abuse among all Americans-including underserved
populations such as racial or ethnic minority groups, children,
older adults and people living in rural areas.
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