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State and National Organizations

Helpful links to state and federal resources.

Advocacy, Consumers and Families

Associations

Behavioral Health

Cultural Competence

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling: Advocacy and publications to reduce unethical and discriminatory practices

Association of Black Psychologists: Planning, programs, services, training and advocacy

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists: Education and advocacy for LGBTQ mental health issues

Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation: Addressing misdiagnosis related to low awareness of African-American culture in substance abuse treatment, policy planning and program development

Diversity Inc: Diversity issues addressed from a corporate viewpoint

Health Information Translations:  Health information on a wide range of topics in 18 languages, including videos in American Sign Language

MedlinePlus: Information from the National Institute for Health, available in over 40 languages

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association: Raise awareness of the interaction between mental health & overall well-being

National Center for Cultural Competence: Training, publications and products to identify and share best practice standards

National Congress of American Indians: Works to inform the public and Congress about governmental rights of Native Americans and Alaska Natives

National Latino Behavioral Health Association: Advocacy, research and policy to reduce disparity in mental health

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: Suicide prevention and intervention specifically for people of color

Native Web: Resources for indigenous cultures from around the world

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the American Psychological Association: Increasing understanding of how psychology pertains to race/ethnicity and culture

UnidosUS

US Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration: Contains culture, language and health literacy resources

US Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health: Includes information about initiatives, laws and policies, and teaching tools

World Health Organization: Authority for health within the United Nations system

World Health Organization Regional Office – Pan American Health Organization: International public health organization serving the Americas

Federal Government

Grants and RFPs

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Autism Speaks

Autism Society of North Carolina

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina

Center for Parent Information and Resources

FIRST

Family Support Network of North Carolina

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities: www.nacdd.org

National Down Syndrome Society: ndss.org

North Carolina Autism Awareness: autismawarenessonline.com/resources/States/northcarolina.htm

North Carolina SHHH – Hearing Loss Association of NC – Self Help for the Hard of Hearing: nchearingloss.org

North Carolina Special Olympics: sonc.net/

TEACCH Autism Program: http://teacch.com

For all disabilities

NC Council on Disabilities: www.nccdd.org

The Council for Exceptional Children: www.exceptionalchildren.org

Exceptional Children Assistance Center: ecac-parentcenter.org

Disability Partners: http://disabilitypartners.org

The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health: fpg.unc.edu/node/2884

State Government and Other Organizations

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 08/03/2021