ACT Missouri was established in 1991 to prevent substance use, and it serves as the statewide prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.
American College Health Association
The American College Health Association (ACHA) serves as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health and wellness of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. ACHA represents more than 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 19 million college students. Since 1920, ACHA has linked college health and wellness professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision, knowledge, practice, and policy can guide and support campus health and wellness professionals and their services, programs, and professional development. These professionals carry on a rich legacy of service and commitment to advance the health and wellness of college students nationwide.
American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit, professional, and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. ACA strives to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest annual report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association (APA), founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world, with more than 38,500 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes nearly 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. APHA strengthens the public health profession and speaks out for public health issues and policies backed by science. APHA influences federal policy, has a 150-year perspective, and brings together members from all fields of public health.
American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a nonprofit, professional organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning, and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow's productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 52 state and territory associations and a membership of more than 36,000 school counseling professionals.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is the leading professional society representing more than 6,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access to and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
The Asian Health Coalition
The Asian Health Coalition (AHC), established in 1996, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of Asian, African, and other immigrant communities through advocacy, technical assistance, community-based education, and research. One of AHC’s programs is the Bloom Behavioral Health Program, which involves the Coalition for Asian Substance Abuse Prevention (CASAP). CASAP’s mission is to prevent substance use among Asian youth in Chicago through building community partnerships and capacity, assessing the needs and resources of the community, and implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate prevention strategies for awareness, advocacy, and education.
Association for Middle Level Education
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is the leading organization dedicated to helping middle school educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools. The AMLE empowers educators who create opportunities to cultivate the potential and possibilities of students ages 10 to 15. Founded in 1973, the AMLE has more than 40 state, provincial, and international affiliates and more than 55,000 members including principals, teachers, counselors, and others who work with young adolescents.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy that may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation’s health.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing, and on Native American lands throughout the country, and they serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Carroll County Health Department Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery
The Carroll County Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery is a division of Maryland’s Carroll County Health Department. Behavioral health services include the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance abuse and mental health disorders. The Prevention Office strives to increase substance abuse awareness and resiliency skills in the community and oversees the Opioid Prevention Coalition.
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA is the national office for 167 Catholic Charities USA member agencies throughout the United States and its territories. The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to provide services to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. The national office represents the Catholic Charities USA ministry to the federal government; provides a number of professional services to its member agencies; manages grants and other funding sources that are passed on to member agencies; and through its disaster services, helps member agencies prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The national office also disburses relief funds to member agencies that are operating in communities affected by disasters.
Community Connections, Inc.
Located in the heart of southern Appalachia, Community Connections, Inc. (CCI) is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to improving the lives of children and families on a local, regional, and statewide level. Founded in 1990 as an outgrowth of the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families, the agency has continued to expand its mission for the development of community-driven initiatives that promote strong, healthy lifestyles. Since its inception, Community Connections has reached across invisible borders and boundaries and effectively leveraged its resources to fill the gaps in services where needed. By doing so, CCI has used its “environmental change” strategy to be a leader in advocating for public policy change; building and sustaining coalitions; program development and implementation; and initiation of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery programs.
Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) mission is threefold: enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States; bring to the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems those involved in the illegal growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances; and recommend and support programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on domestic and international markets.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc., is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc., vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse.
Fathers Who Care
Fathers Who Care is a community-based organization that is committed to social change and community organizing through promoting a safe, healthy, and drug-free community. Its services and outreach consist of providing immediate intervention for responsible fatherhood involvement; men’s health and wellness; reducing underage drinking; substance abuse education and prevention; youth leadership and development activities; community empowerment and social justice; media branding and marketing; Narcan training and outreach; and cannabis education and outreach.
Find Your Anchor
Find Your Anchor (FYA) is a grassroots movement aimed at suicide prevention, awareness, and education. With creativity and a personal touch, FYA aims to support those who may be struggling and destigmatize conversations surrounding suicide and mental health. At the heart of FYA’s mission is a small blue box. Once referred to as a “mental health first aid kit,” each box is packed with good vibes and materials designed to inspire, soothe, and offer support.
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, students from all over the world pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care for people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA programs help those in need of high-quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in healthcare delivery.
Founded in 2011 by former professional basketball player Chris Herren, the Herren Project is a national nonprofit organization providing free resources and support for the treatment, recovery, and prevention of substance abuse disorders. Herren Project’s prevention and wellness initiatives provide schools and communities resources to prevent the misuse of drugs and alcohol in youth and young adults. Herren Project Clubs and Wellness Week promote healthy choices, bringing positive awareness to the disease of addiction and empowering individuals to cope with life’s challenges substance free.
International Association of Fire Fighters
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 320,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,500 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada.
The JED Foundation
The JED Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.
Founded in 1988, Mary’s Center is a community health center that provides a model of care, including health care, education, and social services, to nearly 60,000 individuals from more than 50 countries through eight locations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Using a holistic, multipronged approach, Mary’s Center helps each participant access individualized services and find the path toward wellness, stable families, educational success, and economic opportunities.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the public-private partnership working to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and make suicide prevention a national priority. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Education Development Center (EDC) works to operate and manage the Secretariat for the Action Alliance, which was launched in 2010. Learn more at theactionalliance.org and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following the Action Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all. Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanic people throughout the United States every year, and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.
National Association for Children of Addiction
The National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) is the national membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children adversely impacted by parental addiction. 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. To these ends, NACoA creates and distributes evidence-based and trauma-informed program materials and offers training to facilitate their effective use. These preventive education and support program tools, training manuals, and handbooks are designed to help adults understand their role in providing appropriate responses to help impacted children heal from the chronic emotional trauma, confusion, and fear that controls their lives. NACoA envisions a world in which no child who struggles because of family addiction will be left unsupported.
National Association of School Nurses
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a nonprofit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 17,000 members and 50 affiliates including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. The organization works to support student athletes, athletics administrators, and others in collaboration with their campus colleagues in efforts to reduce substance misuse and to promote healthy choices, fair competition, and a positive environment. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs and alcohol, other drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-athletes. Through its Sport Science Institute, the NCAA offers prevention initiatives and resources to help student athletes make healthy choices, such as the Apple Training Institute and the Substance Abuse Prevention Tool Kit. Additionally, the NCAA offers educational mental health and sexual violence prevention resources to promote student athlete well-being. Explore all of the resources the Sport Science Institute has to offer at ncaa.org/ssi.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. NIAAA is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world, with an integrated and multidisciplinary program that includes genetics, basic and clinical research, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is made up of athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness professionals, and educators who are appointed by the president and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) provides capacity building and support services to State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) and their stakeholders in efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for rural Americans. NOSORH strengthens the work of SORH and their stakeholders by supporting the development and education of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional, and national collaborative partnerships; fostering information sharing, communication, and promotion of rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to innovative and quality healthcare services in rural communities.
Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth
The Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth’s (RCC) mission is to reduce youth substance misuse in Rockville, New York. To accomplish this mission, RCC plans and implements strategies to prevent and reduce youth substance use and its associated consequences, including the reduction of youth suicide in its community.
Saving Others for Archie
Saving Others for Archie (SOFA) is a grassroots organization founded in 2014 by a mother whose son Archie died of an accidental overdose. She vowed to help other families and not let Archie’s death be in vain. SOFA is leading the way, listening to people’s unmet needs and finding solutions to help others and offer hope.
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is the nation’s premier youth health and safety organization. SADD empowers young people with tools and resources needed to confront the risks and pressures they face every day, including substance abuse, impaired and distracted driving, mental health issues, and more.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (PDF | 5 MB). SPRC is funded by SAMHSA and is housed at the Education Development Center. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and resources to help states, tribes, healthcare systems, and communities implement more effective suicide prevention efforts. It also provides secretariat support to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and supports public dissemination of the Zero Suicide model for safer suicide care in health and behavioral healthcare systems.
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 6 to 24, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
USAGov is a federal program managed by the U.S. General Services Administration. Its mission is to guide the public to tips and tools in English and Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs. USAGov manages the websites USA.gov and USA.gov en español, making it easy for people to discover official U.S. government information and services on the web with a quick search or by asking questions via phone or online. For more information, find USAGov on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.