The American Brain Coalition, a non-profit organization, seeks to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.
The ABC will be a strong and powerful voice for people with disabling brain disorders bringing together organizations that represent concerned and interested patients, families, and professionals. This voice will be used to advocate for increased support of research that will lead to better treatment; services and support that will improve patients’ quality of life; as well as a national commitment towards finding cures for individuals with disabling neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The ABC will leverage the resources of its membership to advocate for:
- Research funding and progress towards a cure
- Building a healthcare system more responsive to people with both acute and chronic brain disorders
- Advancing public understanding about the cause, impact, and consequences of neurologic and psychiatric illness in our society through lobbying and advocacy efforts