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  • American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association
    This association represents several managed behavioral healthcare organizations, and promotes this industry in policy matters. The association works to achieve legislative and experience-based mental health and substance abuse parity in health benefits.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Federal agency whose mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

  • Department of Agriculture
    This agency serves all Americans—the two percent who farm, as well as everyone who eats, wears clothes, lives in a house, or visits a rural area or a national forest. USDA's vision is for a healthy and productive Nation in harmony with the land.

  • Department of Commerce
    This federal agency promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.

  • Department of Defense
    Provides the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon. The DoD's official web site, DefenseLINK, provides a starting point for finding U.S. military information online.

  • Department of Energy
    This department works towards providing the Nation with a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable. The DoE also has responsibility for the Nation's nuclear weapons and facilities, and supports US leadership in science and technology.

  • Department of Health and Human Services
    This is the principal agency within the United States government 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.

  • Department of Justice
    The Federal agency with responsibility to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; provides Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; administers and enforces the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively; and ensures fair and imparitial administration of justice for all Americans.

  • Department of State
    The lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the Department develops and implements the President's foreign policy, and supports the foreign affairs activities of other U.S. Government entities including the Department of Commerce and the Agency for International Development. It also provides important services to U.S. citizens and to foreigners seeking to visit or immigrate to the U.S.

  • Department of the Interior
    As the nation's principal conservation agency, this department has responsibility for most nationally owned public lands and natural resources. Some services and programs include Indian Affairs, land grants management, improving historic western emigrant routes, marking boundaries, and conducting research on geological resources.

  • Department of the Treasury
    This government department manages the Government's Finances. It also promotes prosperous and stable American and world economies, safeguards the US financial systems, protect our Nation's leaders, and secures a safe and drug-free America.

  • Department of Transportation
    The DoT is responsible for ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets the vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    This site is provided by SAMHSA and details what effects the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has on the provision of substance abuse and mental health services.

  • Mental Health Parity Act
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services provides background information on the Mental Health Parity Act, the full text of the act, and answers to some common questions about this law.

  • National Institutes of Health
    This institution works to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH conducts and supports research, aids in the training of research investigators, and fosters communication of medical information. NIH is comprised of 27 separate components, mainly institutes and centers.

  • Office of Minority Health
    OMH helps to ensure that Federal, State, and local health programs take into account the needs of disadvantaged and racial and ethnic populations, including their specific and cultural characteristics.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 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.

  • The Administration for Children and Families

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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