Featured Resources

TRAILS: A Landmark Public-Private Partnership for Youth Mental Health

As funders, we recognize that expansive challenges often require expansive solutions—and that building sustainable mental health support requires broad community buy-in. Our work with the University of Michigan organization TRAILS exemplifies this effort: by embedding mental health services directly into schools, TRAILS works to ensure that all students have access to the care they need.

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GIH Events

Addressing the Mental Health Epidemic: Mindfulness, Healing, and Resiliency Strategies

This timely conversation dives into the current mental health landscape; highlights cost-effective, prevention-oriented programs; and shares insights on the future of mental health and roles for health funders.

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Funder Approaches to Trauma and Resilience

Survey Results and Implications for Health Philanthropy

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Latest Resources

The Time is Now: A Call for Philanthropic Engagement in the Implementation of the New 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The Sozosei Foundation believes that 988 provides a once in a lifetime philanthropic opportunity to create the mental health and crisis response services that, frankly, have never been properly resourced. We believe that this will help to decriminalize mental illness and significantly move the needle on our overarching goal of eliminating the use of jails and prisons for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

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TRAILS: A Landmark Public-Private Partnership for Youth Mental Health

As funders, we recognize that expansive challenges often require expansive solutions—and that building sustainable mental health support requires broad community buy-in. Our work with the University of Michigan organization TRAILS exemplifies this effort: by embedding mental health services directly into schools, TRAILS works to ensure that all students have access to the care they need.

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Reports

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: October 2021

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation recently released a new report, “Opening the Door to Behavioral Health Open Access in Massachusetts: A Look at the Experience and Opportunities to Support Implementation.”

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Out of the Shadows: Bringing Inclusion to the World of Mental Health

The New York Community Trust recently issued a Spotlight on Mental Health brief summarizing some of the foundation’s work to advance the behavioral health field over the years.

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Requests for Proposals

FORE: August 2021

FORE (Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts) will provide grant support for specific projects that aim to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk.

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Requests for Proposals

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: August 2021

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation announced two upcoming funding opportunities for nonprofits in Massachusetts.

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Requests for Proposals

FORE : June 2021

This RFP targets projects which can explore and/or evaluate new “outside-the-box” ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to solve some of the most intractable problems with the nation’s opioid crisis.

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Dying from Drugs: A New Look at Overdose Deaths in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on people living with substance use disorder. The NIHCM Foundation recently released a new infographic with analysis of the latest data and trends for overdose deaths.

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Reports

Maine Health Access Foundation: April 2021

A new data brief developed with the University of Southern Maine presents an analysis of barriers to behavioral health care for adults in Maine and sheds light on the impact socioeconomic disparities have on Maine people’s ability to obtain and afford timely behavioral health services.

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