2022 Annual Report

Apr 13, 2023
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In many ways, 2022 was a successful and significant year for us. On behalf of our member organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve, we reached new milestones on our journey to connect more people to high-quality, comprehensive care.

In this annual report, we highlight some of our biggest accomplishments throughout the year — from helping to secure critical legislation and bringing Mental Health First Aid to more communities to addressing the opioid crisis, investing in our workforce and sharing new resources to help health care professionals thrive.

A Message from Chuck Ingoglia, President & CEO

“Today, National Council members have more resources than ever to provide lifesaving care. We are raising awareness about the work you do. We are breaking down barriers to care.”

Impact by the Numbers

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member organizations

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Mental Health First Aiders

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs)

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graduates of our Middle Management Academy

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NatCon22 attendees

A Year in Review

Increasing Access to Care through Advocacy

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It was a big year on the federal advocacy front. Not only did we help the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act get passed, but we fought for key legislation that removes barriers to access for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), boosts substance use disorder training for health care providers and expands virtual peer-support platforms. We also helped expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) nationwide and elevated our members’ voices on Capitol Hill. Learn more about our impact.

Bringing Mental Health First Aid Nationwide

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We brought Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a skills-based training course, to more communities across the country. We did that by growing our Instructor base, enabling more people to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges; supporting our network of more than 2.8 million First Aiders; offering new MHFA community-specific courses; and establishing partnerships so we can further provide mental health resources and support. Learn more about our impact.

Addressing Substance Use in America


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Throughout the year, we addressed the overdose epidemic by fostering the use of evidence-based harm reduction, overdose prevention and opioid use disorder treatment in community, criminal justice and health care settings. We also offered tools for addressing youth substance use, launched a new Cannabis Resource Center, created new resources for statewide tobacco control programs and examined the rise of alcohol use in America through our thought leadership. Learn more about our impact.

Striving for Health Equity and Racial Justice

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We strengthened our commitment to raise awareness of and address health care disparities across the country. We hosted virtual learning events on racial justice, shared tools to help our members maximize their diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts, partnered with organizations to bring attention to the stigmas that lead to persistent disparities in mental health and substance use care and fostered shared learning and engagement throughout the year to address issues of inequity. Learn more about our impact.

Investing in Our Workforce

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Advancements in mental health and substance use treatment start with education. We invested in the workforce by leading training and technical assistance sessions across the country, collaborating with organizations to address the workforce crisis, launching an online career portal and sharing resources to help leaders make their practices more efficient, effective and sustainable. And of course, we convened the best minds in health care for NatCon22, the largest conference of its kind. Learn more about our impact.

Our Tools & Resources

Throughout the year, we created a variety of tools and resources to support the important work our member organizations are doing and help move our field forward.

2021/2022 Financials

View our 2021/2022 Consolidated Statement of Financial Position and Consolidated Statement of Activities.

“Guided by our vision and values, we will continue providing support for National Council members, so you have the resources you need to meet the challenges you face.”

– Chuck Ingoglia