REDUCING DRUG USE, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA)
• NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health through: Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved
• Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder
Texans Standing Tall
Texans Standing Tall is the statewide coalition dedicated to creating healthier and safer communities by making alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth. Beginning in 1997, Texans Standing Tall was initially one of twelve statewide coalitions funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address underage and risky alcohol use. Since then, the organization has expanded its prevention efforts to include alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Texans Standing Tall maintains strong partnerships with local coalitions, institutions of higher education, state agencies, individuals, statewide non-profits, and other health and prevention agencies across the state. The organization is also a leader in promoting evidence-based environmental prevention strategies in Texas.
U.S. Surgeon General
As the Nation’s Doctor, the Surgeon General provides Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act designated the Surgeon General as the Chair of the National Prevention Council, which provides coordination and leadership among 20 executive departments with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion activities.
The Surgeon General oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS), an elite group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals working throughout the federal government whose mission is to protect, promote, and advance the health of our nation.
The Surgeon General is nominated by the President of the United States with advice and consent of the United States Senate for a four-year term of office. The Office of the Surgeon General is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., serves as Surgeon General and Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., serves as Deputy Surgeon General.
• Mothers Against Drunk Driving- El Paso
• The Partnership for a drug free America
• Above the Influence
• Students Against Destructive Decisions
• Natural High Institute on Drug Abuse