Cosponsored with Substance Use Disorders Funders Collaborative
The COVID-19 pandemic presents major barriers to care for those with mental health and substance use disorders and exacerbates our nation’s strained behavioral health systems. The pandemic’s emotional, economic, and social isolation challenges are also contributing to rising mental health, addiction, and violence issues. On this webinar, participants learned from behavioral health organizations on the frontlines and discussed how philanthropy can respond most effectively and equitably to the behavioral health needs of individuals, health care providers, and vulnerable populations. Speakers included Bethany Hamilton of National Association of Community Health Centers, Ellen Quigley of Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Daniel Raymond of Harm Reduction Coalition, and Mohini Venkatesh of National Council for Behavioral Health.