Medical Research

American Brain Society, Inc.

Danbury, CT

Mission

The mission of American Brain Society, Inc. is to educate the public , raise awareness, and fund research on brain disease and mental health disorders.

Ruling Year

2018

President

John Boulton

Main Address

83 Wooster Heights Road, Suite 125

Danbury, CT 06810 USA

Keywords

Brain Disease, Mental Health Disorders, Caregiving, Brain Research, Addictions, Eating Disorders

EIN

82-4935768

 Number

2231977625

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) is focused on ending brain & mental health disorders. Currently there are over 150 brain and mental health disorders recognized by the medical profession. Due to the stigma of being diagnosed with a "mental health disorder, a significant portion of those affected are not diagnosed and therefor not treated. ABS is working to "de-stigmatize" the diagnosis of mental health disorders, to educate the public about the close knit relationship between brain disease and mental health disorders, and to support those affected by brain and mental health disorders. ABS is also working to fund research into brain disease and mental health disorders. Public funding of brain and mental health disorders amounts to less than ten percent of the funding required for research; ABS is raising funds to help bridge the gap.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educational Programs

Funding of Brain and Mental Health Disorder Research

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of website sessions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Funding of Brain and Mental Health Disorder Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The American Brain Society website launched in May 2019 and therefor does not have metrics for Website Sessions prior to 5/1/19. As of 12/30/19, there have been 56,596 Website Sessions

Number of new website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The American Brain Society website launched in May 2019 and therefor does not have metrics for Website Sessions prior to 5/1/19. As of 12/30/19, there have been 48,813 Website Users

Number of return website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The American Brain Society website launched in May 2019 and therefor does not have metrics for Website Sessions prior to 5/1/19. As of 12/30/19, there have been 4,198 Return Website Users

Number of website pageviews

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The American Brain Society website launched in May 2019 and therefor does not have metrics for Website Sessions prior to 5/1/19. As of 12/30/19, there have been 77,912 Website Pageviews

Amount of Donations generated by website and advertising traffic

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The American Brain Society website launched in May 2019 and therefor does not have metrics for Website Sessions prior to 5/1/19. As of 12/30/19, there has been $464 generated by website and ads

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) is raising monies to end brain & mental health disorders by: Raising public awareness about the existence of over 150 brain and mental health disorders Educating the public about the signs, symptoms, treatments, cures, and research projects regarding these diseases Soliciting donations to promote research into treatments and cures of these diseases Funding research into treatments and cures of these diseases Engaging the community with outreach programs to combat modern day addictions including vaping, opioids, and stimulants Providing caregiver tips and information for those affected by Brain & Mental Health Disorders Providing on-line resources, blogs, and forums to aid and assist those effected and their families and loved ones who care for them

American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) is working to end brain & mental health disorders by: Educating the public via our website, www.americanbrainsociety.org, about the existence of brain and mental health disorders by publishing information on the existence, causes, heritability, detection, diagnosis, treatment, progression, prevention, caregiver tips, brain science, and current research. Raising funds to directly support research into the over 150 brain diseases and mental health disorders via direct website donation, internet advertising via Facebook and Google platforms, community outreach to local schools and organizations, and corporate donation programs. Providing support to those affected via our website blogs and community forums. Blogs offer insight into new treatments and diagnosis methods, support for those directly and indirectly affected by brain disease and mental health disorders, and topics ranging from nutrition to self-compassion. Forums provide a platform for those affected to share their triumphs and failures with others in the ABS community.

American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) has numerous capabilities to assist in ending brain and mental health disorders: Our website, www.americanbrainsociety.org, is the platform by which we reach out to the world to provide education, raise public awareness, provide caregiver tips, generate contributions, and promote cutting edge research and cures. Our staff maintains community outreach and engagement via personal connections to local schools and organizations, businesses and corporations, media outlets, and public and private colleges and universities.

American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) uses the following metrics to asses progress: Website Traffic - Audience Overview to include User and Return User Rates, Sessions, Pageviews, Session Duration and Bounce Rate Specific website audience usage: Brain Disease Articles viewed, Blogs Viewed, Research Projects viewed, and Forum Usage Membership enrollment Donations and the specific area of interest of the donor Email traffic to info@americanbrainsociety.org Phone traffic to our 202/768-8000 telephone number Feedback from community engagement platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Feedback from our community at local events and sponsorships

To date, the American Brain Society, Inc. (ABS) has accomplished the following significant milestones: Published (38) Brain & Mental Health Disorder resources Published (57) Educational & Caregiver articles and videos Funded $56,000 in research projects in the areas of Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Parkinson's Disease, Alcoholism, and PTSD ABS has also reached over 46,000 users across (119) countries and traffic is continuing to grow. Our following on Facebook has reached over 155,000 people per month and continues to trend upwardly. Instagram and Twitter activity is also increasing steadily. ABS will continue to raise awareness about brain and mental health disorders and will continue to fund research with the goal of eliminating both. The next research projects to be funded by ABS include Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Depression, Obesity, and Opioid Addiction. The (38) Brain and Mental Health Disorder resources with continually be augmented, with the goal of having another (25) resources compiled during 2020. It is to be hoped that the continued public engagement with ABS will lead to the elimination of the stigma associated with mental health disorders and the positive outlook for brain & mental heath disorder treatments and cures.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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