The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disorders. CMHS was established under the 1992 ADAMHA Reorganization Act, Public Law 102-321, that mandates CMHS' leadership role in delivering mental health services, generating and applying new knowledge, and establishing national mental health policy. CMHS is a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), through its National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages. Balanced between the scientific and consumer communities, NIDRR plays a unique role in federally funded research activities. In addition, NIDRR's work helps to more fully integrate disability research into the mainstream of our nation's policies regarding science and technology, health care, and economics.
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. (SAMHSA is An Agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).
This site serves as a resource for information about systems of care as a guiding approach and philosophy for providing comprehensive community-based behavioral health care to children, youth and their families. The website also contains information about grant programs and technical assistance available from the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA.
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment and, eventually prevention of mental illness.
The department of health and human services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include:
Despite recent progress in overall national health, there are continuing disparities in the incidence of illness and death among African Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Alaskan Natives and Pacific Islanders as compared with the US population as a whole. The National Center for Cultural Competence seeks to address these issues through:
The Center's activities focus on improving services to families whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders through a set of related research and training programs.
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health is part of the Georgetown University Child Development Center. Located in the Nation's capital, the mission of the Georgetown TA Center is to assist states and communities in building systems of care that are child-and family-centered, culturally competent, coordinated and community-based. Since 1984, NTAC has been serving as a national resource center for policy and technical assistance to improve service delivery and outcomes for children and adolescents with, or at risk of, serious emotional disturbance and their families.
The George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy is dedicated to providing policymakers, public health officials, health care administrators, and advocates with the information and ideas they need to improve access to quality, affordable health care.
The fundamental orientation of CTRADA’s investigators is the development, refinement, and evaluation of family-oriented treatments for drug abusing adolescents. CTRADA investigators also aim to develop a greater understanding of treatment factors and patient and family characteristics that increase or decrease the likelihood of treatment success with a broad range of Adolescent Drug Abuse (ADA) populations.
The Center for Health Care Strategies promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. We achieve this objective through awarding grants and providing "real world" training and technical assistance to state purchasers of publicly financed health care, health plans, and consumer groups. Our projects aim to improve access to care, increase the use of effective preventive care services, prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and institutionalizations, promote clinical quality, and build organizational capacity to improve managed care services.
Macro International Inc. is a professional services firm focused on research, management consulting, and information technology. Our mission is to deliver quality products and services to our public- and private-sector clients; to offer a challenging and supportive work environment to our employees; to nurture entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our growth; and to continually improve our knowledge, our skills, and our technological capabilities.
In the fields of developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health and child welfare HSRI works to: Assist human service organizations and systems to develop support systems for children, adults, and families; Enhance the participation of individuals and their families to shape policy and service practices; Improve the capacity of systems, organizations, and individuals to cope with the changes in fiscal, administrative, and political realities. Expand the use of research and evaluation to guide policy and practice.