The American Brain Coalition
Cure Alliance for Mental Illness has just become a member of the American Brain Coalition. The ABC is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy. The goals of the ABC are very similar to Cure Alliance’s goals, with a broader general focus on the brain. The coalition advocates 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
ABC members are patient/consumer advocacy organizations, physician and researcher organizations, and related organizations that focus on neurological and brain disorders—from Parkinson’s to migraines to all the mental illnesses. Cure Alliance is one of several members with a mental illness focus.