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NIMH & Partnerships

National Institute for Mental Health

The D.C. Behavioral Health Association is pleased to partner with the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) as an outreach partner.

The Outreach Partner Program works to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations. The Program has a particular emphasis on reaching historically underserved populations. The Program also strives to enhance opportunities for the public to benefit from participation in research. These partnerships provide NIMH with the opportunity to engage community organizations in dialogue to better understand the needs, questions, and concerns of those intended to benefit from the research the Institute supports.

As part of its partnership with NIMH, the D.C. Behavioral Health Association includes research, news, and funding alerts from NIMH in its weekly membership newsletters and in its community training programs. We also bring speakers to our annual conference to present NIMH-funded research, and share information about opportunities to participate in clinical trials for NIMH research, or more general clinical research through the National Institute of Health.

Logo for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

UST Partnership

Since 1983, 501(c)(3) employers have had the ability to opt out of the state unemployment tax system and instead pay dollar-for-dollar for their own unemployment claims through the Unemployment Services Trust (UST), a national nonprofit alternative to paying state unemployment taxes.


By exercising their federal exemption, nonprofits that work with UST are able to pay only for their own unemployment costs and set aside a reserve account to pay for their claims. And because they are no longer part of the tax-rated pool, these 501(c)(3) organizations can avoid the claims volatility of other associations.


UST partners with DC Behavioral Health Association to help reach organizations like yours to keep more money within the nonprofit community.


In 2014 alone, UST identified more than $34.2 million in unemployment claims cost savings for program participants. Aren’t you curious to find out how much you could save?


If you’re a 501(c)(3) with 10 or more employees, benchmark your unemployment costs at http://www.chooseust.org/request-a-savings-quote/ and get a complimentary 2-Year Savings Projection. If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact your dedicated UST Unemployment Cost Advisor, Adriana Rodriguez, at 888-249-4788 x2241 or arodriguez@chooseust.org.


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