The American Brain Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.
With an established presence in Washington, DC, ABC is a strong and powerful voice for the 50 million people with disabling brain disorders, bringing together organizations that represent concerned and interested patients, families, and professionals. This voice is used to advocate for increased support of research that leads to better treatment; services and support that improves patients’ quality of life; as well as a national commitment towards finding cures for individuals with disabling neurological and psychiatric disorders.
On behalf of the 50 million patients who live with neurological and psychiatric disorders, we invite organizations that share our concerns and goals to join us in our advocacy efforts.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
In honor of May's Mental Health Awareness Month we want to remind ABC members of our support of the Mental Health Insurance Parity.
BRAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVES RESOURCE
Exciting brain research initiatives are taking place in the United States and across the world. ABC has developed a new resource with information on these various efforts which includes the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Let us know how your organization is partnering on brain research initiatives.
LANDMARK STUDY ON THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (ABCD)
Informative webinar regarding how researchers will be collaborating to discover just how all of the many types of experiences an adolescent is exposed to affects their brain development. Listen to discover how the study will balance the demographics of enrollees, encourage long term study involvement, and seek answers to how environments, emotions, substance use, screen time, genetics, etc. impact the cognitive development of this age group.