The American Brain Coalition is committed to providing its members and the public with resources on the brain to advance understanding about the cause, impact, and consequences of neurologic and psychiatric illness in our society.

During this unprecedented time we have assembled a variety of resources to benefit patients with all types of brain disorders, their families, caregivers, and brain-related professionals.

Awareness is a key part of education and advocacy. We invite you to utilize the compiled list of events for your advocacy efforts.

Brain Awareness Week founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) and the  European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB), and is coordinated by the Dana Foundation. BAW is a global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science.

ABC feels it is important for scientists, especially early career researchers, to know about the various funding opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate funding resources.

The BRAIN Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent many diseases of the brain. 

ABC has put together a reference guide to the Brain Research Initiatives occurring in the United States and all around the globe.


Humane and well-regulated animal research is an essential component in the development of treatments for brain diseases. ABC has provided you with resources on advocating in support of the responsible use of Animals in Research.

The ABC feels it is important for research collaboration within the neuroscience community. All of Us Research is a program supported by the National Institute of Health, which is working to improve health care through research.

Post-mortem brain donation is critically needed to advance the science of treating and ultimately curing brain disease. Researchers require both diseased tissue and non-diseased (control brains) for their scientific investigations. Please visit Brain Donor Project to learn more and to arrange to donate your brain upon death.

ABC has partnered with Mental Health America (MHA) to assist in their mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.


Takeda-Lundbeck releases a white paper and infographic which identifies issues, gaps, recommendations, and next steps for driving depression care forward by optimizing quality measures.

Nature journals will require an ethics statement from the authors for papers that involve human embryos or gametes, and for clinical studies of cells derived from pluripotent stem cells… For manuscripts that [Nature considers] especially sensitive, Nature journals will request assessment by an independent ethicist alongside scientific peer review.

Mental Health Parity Event on Hill
The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, The Kennedy Forum, The Carter Center, and Well Being Trust (WBT) hosted a discussion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). They also announced that new state-by-state report cards assessing the strength of mental health and substance use disorder parity statutes will be released.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) released an educational video on informed consent titled Informed Consent for Research: What to Expect. This video explains what informed consent is and what kind of information is in informed consent forms, including risks and benefits to the volunteers. It is available in both English and Spanish.




American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 516-3583