NCRG News: Annual Report Highlights NCRG Accomplishments In 2012

2012 NCRG Annual Report

If you’ve been followingGambling Disorders 360°and the NCRG’sTwitterandFacebookfeeds, you know that 2012 was a busy and successful year for our organization. To highlight our initiatives and major accomplishments, the NCRG recently released the2012 Annual Report.

From successful events and new resources, to productive collaborations and innovative research projects, here are some of the highlights from 2012:

  • The NCRGawarded more than $870,000to allow pioneering investigators the ability to implement unique and creative research methods to improve our understanding of pathological and youth gambling.
  • The NCRG formed new partnerships with national and regional organizations to share more about the organization’s quality research, publications and online resources than ever before.
  • To expand its reach, the NCRG’s leadership and staff presented or exhibited at more than 12 national and regional meetings — a record number of outreach events for the organization .
  • Designed specifically for human resources and employee assistance professionals, the first edition of theGambling and Healthseries was published and provides these professionals with knowledge they can use to address gambling disorders and provide helpful referrals in their workplace.
  • The NCRG promoted the use of the newly-developedBrief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)to clinicians nationwide. This new screener is a direct result of NCRG funding.
  • The NCRGenhanced its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Boardwith members whose expertise will provide well-rounded guidance to the organization.

These are just a few of the NCRG’s accomplishments from last year.Click hereto download the 2012 Annual Report and read more.

For 2013, we are building on this success and will continue to lead the field by building partnerships, funding innovative studies and putting those research results into practice. To keep informed of the NCRG’s accomplishments and initiatives throughout the year, make sure you follow us onTwitterandFacebook.

What initiative from 2012 did you find most beneficial? Which types of programs are you interested in for 2013 and beyond? Leave your suggestions in the comments box below.

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