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The NNED turns 5—Happy Birthday!

Posted: July 01, 2012

In 2007, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with support from the NIH/National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, launched the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (the NNED). Since then, the network has grown to include over 1,300 organization and individual partners. 

The NNED has:
  • Convened 14 groups of community-based organizations (Learning Clusters) to address a shared priority issue and develop products on topics such as Parental Depression in Diverse Populations and Linking Faith-Based Institutions with Behavioral Health;
  • Offered 4 virtual professional development opportunities on specific promising practices (Bienvenido, Project Venture (offered twice), and Latino Multifamily Group Program) that can be implemented in diverse communities (Communities of Practice)
  • Provided 2 on-site opportunities for community leaders and providers to build skills in evidence-supported and culturally appropriate clinical, consumer, and organizational practices (NNEDLearn) with continued post-training follow up.
  • Disseminated information and resources through our interactive website, webinars, social media networking tools, and an electronic newletter. receives over 5,000 hits each month.

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