The NNED structure consists of three interlocking entities:
Community and Ethnic-Based Organizations and Networks (CEBONs) are at the heart of the NNED. These organizations provide a wide spectrum of services and supports, including behavioral health interventions (i.e., promotion, prevention, treatment, recovery supports, aftercare, etc.), community action, policy development, and tap into leadership structures within diverse communities. The activities of these organizations are community-focused and community-driven.
Knowledge Discovery Centers (KDCs) are organizations that have expertise in one of the priority areas identified for the NNED and also have capacity in a core function such as training, policy development, program evaluation, technical assistance, etc.
Read more about the NNED architecture in the NNED Blueprint (pdf). If your organization is interested in partnering with the NNED, please email Rachele Espiritu (Project Director) at the NNED National Facilitation Center.