Partnering Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EIC has partnered with CDC for nearly 20 years on a variety of issues, from the Business and Labor Responds to AIDS (BRTA/LRTA) program in the early to mid-80s to drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction issues today.

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Department of Justice is an EIC partner in the entertainment industry outreach regarding depictions of at-risk children and youth addressing internet safety, abuse and homelessness.

National Institute of Chain Drug Stores Foundation
NACDS Foundation is the education, research, and charitable affiliate of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Through educational and research initiatives, the NACDS Foundation supports programs that advance the chain pharmacy industry for the benefit of the public it serves. In addition to its own initiatives, the NACDS Foundation supports other educational and charitable causes across the country. Further information about the NACDS Foundation and its programs is available at

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
NIAAA has worked with EIC for years, and began an official partnership in 2005 to address the ongoing health and social concerns caused by alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
NIDA has partnered with EIC since 1986 to address veritably every aspect of drug and tobacco use and addiction, ranging from educational briefings to the PRISM Awards. NIDA was EIC’s original PRISM Awards founding partner in 1997. NIDA continues to provide technical assistance to PRISM Awards Nomination Review Committee.

National Institute on Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
NIMH is partnering with EIC to develop depiction resources related to depression and suicide prevention that provides accurate terminology, symptoms, myth / reality data, personal accounts and expert referrals

Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services
ORR partnered with EIC to bring attention to the travesty of human trafficking through briefings with experts and victims.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
SAMHSA joined EIC and PRISM Awards partners NIDA, RWJF and FX as a special partner for the special packaging of the PRISM Awards and a discussion guide to be distributed to nearly 12,000 substance abuse treatment and recovery centers throughout the country. The special treatment center outreach takes place each September in honor of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. In 2006, SAMHSA engaged as a significant partner of the 11th Annual PRISM Awards and expanded entertainment industry outreach to emphasize treatment, recovery, mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. EIC has partnered with the FDA on initiatives included Eye & Vision health as it relates to the use of decorative contact lenses. Learn more about the FDA at and more about our decorative lens initiative at

U.S. Department of Labor, Veteran’s Employment, and Training Service (DOL/VETS) serves America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. EIC and DOL/VETS are teaming to raise awareness around employment opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses, including those who were wounded or injured while on active duty who are preparing for civilian careers. For more information on DOL/VETS visit

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