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Multicultural Partner Coalition

NAMI's Multicultural Action Center is brings together a cadre of national and international partners to join NAMI and its members in meeting the mental health needs of individuals from diverse communities. The primary role of the Multicultural Partner Coalition is to support community organizations and NAMI organizations in grassroots activities aimed at addressing the mental health needs of racial, ethnic and cultural diverse groups.

By developing and maintaining relationships with organizations that already meet many of the needs of these individuals, NAMI's Multicultural Partner Coalition provides immediate access to community members and opportunities for improved understanding and policies addressing the research, treatment, services, and support needs of these individuals.  Coalition members also act as advisors to the Multicultural Action Center on strategic initiatives and opportunities.

Our goal is to eliminate stigma and discrimination, shape governmental policies to better meet the needs of all people with mental illness and their family members and ensure that these individuals live with dignity and respect regardless of their ethnic, racial, geographic, or cultural identities.

Partner Benefits:

  • Networking with multicultural and multinational coalition members
  • Assistance with addressing mental health needs of organization constituents
  • Collaboration on community projects with NAMI’s state organizations and local affiliates
  • Collaboration on special projects
  • Access to leading information on mental illness
  • Co-sponsoring of special events

To become a Coalition member email us at


Click here to view a list of all Multicultural Coalition Partners including links to partner websites.