Since 2002 Antares has been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in many ways. The funding received under a cooperative agreement contributes to the organization of many international conferences, where research and practice were discussed and explored.
Development of materials, guidelines, models and best practices were a result of this collabaration and in particular the development and publication of a series of studies addressing issues of stress amongst humanitarian workers. This has involved several researchers from institutions based in Europe, north America and the rest of the world and the publication of the Antares Guidelines for Good Practice.
Antares and CDC are also collaborating on a five years programme in Kosovo, together with the Kosovo Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (KRCT). Through supporting stress management within the health care system itself amongst primary health care givers and providing training in mental health care, the overall goal of this 5 years program is to improve the quality and cohesion of health services to the Kosovar population. In 2014 the results of this program will be presented in Pristina, Kosovo, chaired by the Minister of Health.