Patient Priority Clinical Sites: Local Advocacy Organizations

The Patient Priority Clinical Sites name says it all – our priority is our patients. Yes, we specialize in operating clinical trials for the world’s leading drug manufacturers, but we focus on our patients first and foremost. We make their experience as pleasant and helpful as possible. We work hard to make certain that each patient is guided towards a proper study. And when someone simply doesn’t belong in a study at all, we are not afraid to say so. Because patient well-being is our priority.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Patient Priority Clinical Sites Local Advocacy Organizations:

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness.  One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHANKYSWOH provides free unbiased reliable information and referrals to physicians, agencies, and other providers. Our goal is for you to be mentally well and substance abuse free so that you can participate fully in a caring community and achieve your full potential. Our vision focuses on recovery and self-determination. It emphasizes the importance of peer support and focuses on the person.

MHA of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio
2400 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 721-2910

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

For the past 10 years NAMI Urban Greater Cincinnati Network on Mental Illness has held events during July to celebrate Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness month. This year, due to COVID-19, we’ve decided to launch a virtual challenge to collect 100,000 blue hearts in support of minority mental health. Please join us in supporting our important work!

NAMI Urban Greater Cincinnati
PO Box 317792
Cincinnati, OH 45231-7792
Phone: (513) 238-7788
Serving: Urban Greater Cincinnati

The Health Resource Center of Cincinnati, Inc. (HRC) serves homeless and indigent individuals with mentally illness or chemical addiction in urban Cincinnati through the provision of psychiatric, counseling and social services.

Since its inception HRC has served “the most difficult of the hard to serve” – those clients who have been labeled as non-compliant, or those clients who have difficulty navigating the complexity of traditional health care environments. Approximately 300 individual visits occur each month. The active mental health case load is 150 clients. Although many persons come to the clinic specifically for one service, they utilize multiple health disciplines as well as prescription assistance. Referrals are accepted from other mental health agencies, the Homeless Coalition network, the Cincinnati Health Network clinics and affiliates, and other Over-the-Rhine collaborators. HRC is funded by grants, donations, and contracts with local, state, and federal agencies.

Health Resource Center of Cincinnati, Inc. (HRC)
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 357-4602

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is directly affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!