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2010 Program Partners

The Voice Awards program provides a unique opportunity to educate the general public about mental health and substance use disorders and change how they understand and accept people with behavioral health problems.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is proud to acknowledge the invaluable assistance and support provided by all of the 2010 Voice Awards Program Partners and Honorary Supporting Organizations. Without their help the 2010 Voice Awards event would not have been possible.

The Advertising Council
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The Advertising Council, or the Ad Council, is a private, non-profit organization that marshals talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilities of the media, and the resources of the business and non-profit communities to produce, distribute and promote public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well-being, environmental preservation and strengthening families.

American Academy of Physician Assistants
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Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the leading association working to advance the PA profession. Representing more than 74,000 PAs clinically practicing across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories, and within the armed forces and federal services, AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. With more than 43,000 members worldwide, AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and widespread recognition of physician assistants. It also works to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care.

American Counseling Association
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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 and is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base by providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to its members.

American Psychiatric Foundation
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The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) is a charitable and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association. APF is dedicated to improving the lives of patients, families, and the community by supporting education, advocacy, and research to advance the understanding that mental illnesses are real and can be effectively treated.

American Psychological Association
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The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The objective of APA is to advance psychology as a science, a profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.

Caucus for Producers, Writers, & Directors
An Alliance of Television & New Media Content Creators

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The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (The Caucus) is the television industry's only coalition of the creative talents that bear primary responsibility for the origination of television programs. Founded in 1974, The Caucus protects and actively promotes the artistic, intellectual and economic rights of producers, writers and directors, and provides a forum for the best and the brightest creative talent in Hollywood to network together as the 'creative conscience' of the television industry. The Caucus also supports new Producers, Writers & Directors through the Caucus Foundation Student Grants.

The Creative Coalition
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The Creative Coalition (TCC) is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, The Creative Coalition educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education. Actors Tim Daly and Dana Delany serve as Co-Presidents of The Creative Coalition.

Mental Health America
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Mental Health America (MHA) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

Mental Health Media Partnership

The Mental Health Media Partnership (MHMP) works with the entertainment industry to promote accuracy and understanding of mental health issues. MHMP has partnered with the Writers Guild of America to host educational events for TV and film writers; partnered with film production companies like Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Films and Focus Features to co-host special screenings and panel discussions; worked with Univision Network on the network’s Enteraté health initiative; and served as consultants in the area of mental health for several TV programs and films, including ER, Without a Trace, Cold Case, CSI Miami, Law & Order, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Medical Investigation, 24, and Crossing Jordan, among many others.

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. NAMI has affiliates in every state and more than 1,100 local communities across the country, joined together to meet its mission through research, education, support, and advocacy.

National Association of Social Workers
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a private, non-profit that represents the $31 billion public mental health system serving 6.3 million people annually in all 50 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. NASMHPD perceives mental health as essential to overall health and advocates for services that are recovery-oriented, person and family-centered, and trauma informed in order for people with serious mental illnesses to live long and healthy lives.

RTI International
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RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. With projects in more than 40 countries and a staff of more than 2,800, RTI offers innovative research and technical solutions to governments and businesses worldwide in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.

Writers Guild of America, West
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The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national and international levels.


American Gold Star Mothers
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Armed Services YMCA
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Blue Star Families
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Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
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Coming Home Project
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Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
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Give an Hour
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In Our Boots
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Military Family Research Institute
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National Military Family Association
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Operation Homefront
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Real Warriors Campaign
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Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors
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Vietnam Veterans of America
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For more information about the Voice Awards, please contact Ryan Parks at 202–248-5457, or voiceawards@vancomm.com.
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