Every community is affected by addiction and mental health issues, and increasingly grantmakers are expanding their approach to health to include social, emotional, and behavioral approaches. Reducing the impact of mental illness, substance use, trauma, and stress requires cross-sector coordination and strong investments in prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports.
Contact Alison Perencevich for more information about our programming in this area.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has worked with health systems, community clinics, and a statewide task force to identify challenges and inefficiencies that both prevent patients from receiving essential behavioral health care, and exacerbate strain on the rural healthcare system. Learn more about Helmsley’s work in behavioral health care.
Read about The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s work to support the behavioral health workforce and bolster access to behavioral health resources in rural communities.
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Funding Upstream Solutions is Key to Remedy the Social Ills of Trauma
May 10, 2018
Pegah Faed, DrPH, MPH, First 5 LA
Care Partners: How Philanthropy Can Kick-Start Programs to Engage Community and Family Members to Improve Depression Care for Older Adults
March 9, 2018
Ladson Hinton, MD, University of California, Davis
Theresa J. Hoeft, PhD, University of Washington
Laura Rath, MSG, Archstone Foundation
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, University of Washington
Confronting a Public Health Crisis: Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons
October 11, 2017
Laura Markle Downton, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Jessica Sandoval, American Civil Liberties Union
Behavioral Health Funding Infographic and Directory
GIH’s latest survey report highlights current trends and gaps in behavioral health philanthropy. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in March 2017 about investments in mental health, substance use, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.
A Window of Opportunity: Philanthropy's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care
A joint GIH and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health report the provides recommendations on key strategies foundations can undertake to improve integrated care.