The center collects, disseminates and facilitates the sharing of knowledge throughout Norway, based on both research, experiential knowledge and knowledge from the users themselves. NAPHA shall be useful for the municipalities and influence the development of the municipal work aimed at adults with mental health problems.
The center collaborates with relevant professional and competence environments and will assess the need for measures that raise competence in Norwegian municipalities. The center will emphasize the connections between the mental health field and the substance abuse field. Contact with the municipalities, various networks, user organizations and other professional environments is central to NAPHA's work.
NAPHA establishes and develops professional networks and arenas for knowledge and cooperation between municipalities and other environments with expertise in mental health work. The website napha.no is an important arena for new knowledge. There, employees in the municipalities, users, relatives and employees in NAPHA share experiences.
The center's employees have experience and expertise from the field of practice, public agencies, research, education, use of services, and from dissemination, media and communication.
The operation of NAPHA is fully financed by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.