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   Grants and Funding link allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that will have an unparalleled impact on the grant community.


National Institute of Mental Health link The National Institute of Mental Health is working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior. 

NIMH Research Grant Link , Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoc MD/PhD Fellows, Drug Abuse & Mental Health, PET/SPECT Ligands for Brain Imaging


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) are accepting applications for SAMHSA Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants (also referred to as SAMHSA Conference Grants). The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible.


Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities through national program leadership and federal assistance.


The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) is a non-profit corporation devoted to issues of the public mental health system. The mission of the NRI is to promote quality and accountability of mental health services by generating and facilitating the use of relevant research, data, and information that meets the collective and individual needs of state mental health agencies.


National Mental Health Association The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.  Mental Health Association in Texas is a Texas affiliate of NMHA.


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Texas Department of State Health Services In late 2004 the TDMHMR, a Department for the State of Texas was folded into the Texas Department of State Health Services.  There is a wealth of information regarding Mental Health Services and Grants and Funding on this site.


metro The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (SAMHD) is the single public agency charged by State Law, City Code and County Resolution with the responsibility for public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County. Although the Health District is a City/County organization, administrative control is under the City of San Antonio and the District is operated as a City Department. Health District services include: preventive health services, health code enforcement, clinical services, environmental monitoring, Animal Care, disease control, health education, dental health, and maintenance of birth and death certificates.

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samh The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) is an initiative of the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the archive is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data and to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others, thereby increasing the use of the data in understanding and assessing substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems. The data archive is also intended to expand the variety of media on which data are available and ensure that data are in user friendly format.


niabu The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets. NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, processing as needed to promote effective research use, disseminates them to researchers, and facilitates their use. By preserving and making available the largest library of electronic data on aging in the United States, NACDA offers opportunities for secondary analysis on major issues of scientific and policy relevance.


rwjbu The Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) preserves and disseminates data collected by research projects funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States. A project of ICPSR, HMCA is supported by the Foundation.


nav1 The National Center for Health Statistics' Web site is a rich source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of people. We are a unique public resource for health information–-a critical element of public health and health policy.


stimhr MEPS is unparalleled for the degree of detail in its data, as well as its ability to link data on health services spending and health insurance to the demographic, employment, economic, health status, and other characteristics of survey respondents. Moreover, MEPS is the only national survey that provides a foundation for estimating the impact of changes in sources of payment and insurance coverage on different economic groups or special populations of interest, such as the poor, elderly, families, veterans, the uninsured, and racial and ethnic minorities.