Resource Links

NYS AIDS Institute

AIDS_Institute1The AIDS Institute protects and promotes the health of New York State’s diverse population through disease surveillance and the provision of quality prevention, health care and support services for those impacted by HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and related health concerns.

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Banner_Logos_OASAS-012011To improve the lives of New Yorkers by leading a premier system of addiction services through prevention, treatment, recovery.

OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to 10,000 persons per year. In addition, the Office licenses, funds, and supervises some 1,300 local, community-based programs, chemical dependence treatment programs, which serve about 110,000 persons on any given day in a wide range of comprehensive services. The agency inspects and monitors these programs to guarantee quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC_doh_logoOur Mission is to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

SAMHSASAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Food Bank For New York City

FBNYC_logoFood Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As one of the country’s largest food banks, our mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDCCollaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world.


Logo for drugwatch.comWhen facing serious side effects or a debilitating disease, one may not know where to start. Drugwatch is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm.


poz_logo_2010POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ and are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

New York State Office of Mental Health

OMH_logoNew York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 4,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.

TheCoalitionOfBehaviorialHealthAgencyThe Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. is the umbrella advocacy organization of New York’s behavioral health community, representing over 100 non-profit community based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 350,000 clients in the five boroughs of New York City and its environs. Founded in 1972, The Coalition is membership supported along with foundation and government funding for special purpose advocacy training and technical assistance projects.

NYC HRA Department of Social Services

NYC_HRA_DSSThe New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

USDHHSThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro)

NAMI_LogoThe National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we work collaboratively with our state and national affiliates, and with other stakeholders in the community, to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health system.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

banner-nihlogoThe National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.