SAMHSA is proud to partner with the following federal agencies and national organizations, and thanks them for their support of National Prevention Week.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists. AAP’s mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. In support of this mission, AAP provides education, publications and resources, research, and policy and clinical guidance.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) is a professional membership organization of over 58,000 clinicians dedicated to the advancement of women's health and the professional interests of its members through continuing education, practice, research and advocacy. ACOG has developed patient and provider resources on a variety of substance abuse and mental health issues, including at-risk drinking, alcohol and drug use in pregnancy, and postpartum depression.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) leads the fight against suicide. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 75 local chapters with programs and events nationwide. Review AFSP’s Annual Report to learn more about AFSP’s life-saving work, and join the national conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. APHA strengthens the profession of public health, shares the latest research and information, promotes best practices, and advocates for public health issues and policies grounded in research. APHA combines a 140-plus year perspective, a broad-based member community, and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health.
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a professional membership organization of school counseling professionals from around the world that focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices. ASCA is the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing over 3,000 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA has members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA support returning veterans and their families and train youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model. CADCA’s network of more than 5,000 community coalitions brings together key leaders within the community to address local conditions from underage drinking to prescription drug abuse.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world, advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids advocates within the United States at the national, state and local levels for the proven policies that reduce tobacco use and save lives, and internationally supports governments and non-governmental organizations in promoting and implementing these policies.
CDC en Español, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) curator of Spanish-language information on CDC’s Web and social media channels, furthers CDC’s overall mission of serving as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), housed within the U.S. Department of Justice, enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. The DEA also brings to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, organizations and principal members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States. The DEA additionally supports non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
The Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. (ILI) was established in 2001 as a statewide effort to aid Latino-serving organizations throughout Indiana. ILI’s goal is to improve health and advance education for the Indiana Latino community through advocacy, research and innovative programs. ILI offers diverse trainings, seminars, lectures, presentations, and other important community events in various areas to build cultural capacity.
The Mario Do Right Foundation is a non-profit youth development organization with emphasis on substance abuse prevention. The organization, established in 2007, provides education, awareness and support to children of addicted parents (COAP). In conjunction with other local and national partners, The Mario Do Right Foundation supports community-based services and the enrichment of programs devoted to serving youth in challenged communities that are coping with the impact of addiction. The Foundation fosters community engagement by devoting time to direct service for young people in Baltimore and across the nation, including mentorship, outreach and structured programming.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI created the Multicultural Action Center to focus attention on system reform to eliminate disparities in mental health care for diverse communities, ensure access to culturally competent services and treatment for all Americans, and particularly to help and support people of diverse backgrounds who are affected by serious mental illness.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) is the national nonprofit 501(c)3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. NACoA’s mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families by raising public awareness; providing leadership in public policy at the national, state, and local levels; advocating for appropriate, effective and accessible education and prevention services; and facilitating and advancing professional knowledge and understanding.
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, first organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 15,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas school nurses. The NASN mission is, “To advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.”
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world. NIAAA also operates a variety of targeted websites including Rethinking Drinking and College Drinking Prevention.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: 1) the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines, and 2) ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) transforms the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH strives to foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience.
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of more than four million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults committed to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. The PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation.
Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) was established in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in 2010. OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) leads White House efforts to restore balance to U.S. drug-control efforts by coordinating an unprecedented government-wide public health and public safety approach to reduce drug use and its consequences. This effort includes a renewed emphasis on community-based prevention programs, early intervention programs in healthcare settings, aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to divert non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding scientific research on drug use, and, through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families by bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.
Rockers In Recovery (RIR) was created to provide support for people and their families suffering from all forms of addiction. The goal of Rockers In Recovery is to provide education and support about addiction as well as treatment options. The organization initiates and develops opportunities that encourage interaction between Rockers In Recovery and fellow friends in recovery to help them maintain meaningful and rewarding connection.
The Surgeon General serves as the nation’s doctor, providing Americans with the best information available on how to achieve good health, and as the Chair of the National Prevention Council, which coordinates the health promotion activities of 20 executive departments. The Office of the Surgeon General oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, an elite group of uniformed service public health professionals working to advance the health of our nation, and is headquarters for the Medical Reserve Corps, a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers committed to promoting health and resiliency in their communities.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. NASPA serves a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the missions of colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is an organization for all students enrolled in the UCLA School of Public Health. The PHSA serves the academic and social needs of association members; serves as liaison between students, the administration and faculty; encourages and promotes community involvement by association members; and stimulates interest in and advances the profession of public health.
USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website that provides a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites. The portal provides information on a wide range of topics and services, and GobiernoUSA.gov offers these resources and information in Spanish. Kids.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal for kids, which provides educational and multimedia content for children, teens, parents and teachers.