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Alliance announces 15 ‘Change in Mind’ cohort sites, details

June 25, 2015 – Ten nonprofit human services organizations in the U.S. and five non-governmental organizations in Alberta, Canada were recently chosen to infuse, align, and accelerate established neuroscience discoveries about the effects of life-altering toxic stress into their community-based work as a means to determine if this groundbreaking science can transform policies to move the needle on some of the most difficult social issues facing our communities.

‘Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities’ is a three-year initiative of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Norlien Foundation’s Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. The cohort’s purpose is to demonstrate the larger impactful role of the nonprofit sector as educator, convener, advocate, and true influencer of getting appropriate systems aligned to the science. The initiative will identify, support, and evaluate the processes that the 15 organizations in the U.S. and Alberta, Canada will use to align the science with the goal of influencing systems to impact outcomes across the life course.

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