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Expanding Youth Mental Health in Philadelphia Schools

Youth in the United States are in crisis. Rates of depression and anxiety in children have been on the rise, the result of factors like social media, pandemic related issues like isolation, and trauma from gun violence and poverty. Between 2016 and 2020, diagnoses of depression in youth ages 3-17 increased by nearly 30 percent and were higher for children of color and LGBTQ children according to a 2022 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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How Philanthropy Can Support Los Angeles Homeless Providers Facing Challenges Accessing California Housing Services

In 2022, Cedars-Sinai, HealthNet, and the California Community Foundation launched a philanthropic partnership to support a learning collaborative for 11 providers that serve the unhoused to receive capacity building, policy guidance, and other assistance to take advantage of the new CalAIM Community Supports (CS) housing services. Nonprofit Finance Fund engaged providers and provided capacity building and support to each organization to explore CalAIM and plan for their potential engagement in the Medi-Cal service model. Corporation for Supportive Housing is working on an advocacy agenda with the provider cohort as they experienced challenges and barriers during the process. The goal was for their learnings to inform current and future policy and advocacy discussions about the opportunities, challenges, and needs related to Community Supports to promote the highest quality of care for individuals and families who are at risk of becoming unhoused or who are already unhoused.

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Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: May 2024

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) released its 2023 annual report, which highlights the progress its grantees have made in addressing the opioid crisis last year.

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Montana Healthcare Foundation: April 2024

The Montana Healthcare Foundation released its latest issue brief, The Critical Role of Primary Care in Supporting Montanans with Behavioral Health Needs. The report outlines how the Medicaid population in Montana receives behavioral health care from primary care providers and what primary care providers need to effectively address mental health issues.

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A New Generation of Researchers: Hearing from Youth Leaders on Their Well-Being

Building upon a previous conversation with Juan Martinez of the Aspen Institute and Cynthia Weaver of The Annie E. Casey Foundation on their collaboration on the Youth and Young Adult Well-Being project, the following Q&A features three paid youth consultants who are leading the research initiative as the Youth and Young Adult Well-Being core team. Each team member represents a different cultural affinity group in the well-being project: Desiree Armas from Latine Bienestar, Niara Frankson from Black Expressions of Well-Being, and Zenetta Zepeda from American Indian/Alaska Native.

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Connecting Mental Health and Wealth in North Carolina

Mental health and wealth are inextricably linked, influencing each other bidirectionally. While many factors contribute to mental health, we know from the social determinants of health that the most foundational are socioeconomic, including income, wealth, and safe neighborhoods. Asset Funders Network defines wealth in an assets-to-debt ratio. 

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NY Health Foundation: January 2024

Although New York has one of the lowest veteran suicide rates in the nation, suicide remains a persistent challenge. Recent data shows that the rate has remained stubbornly high over the last 10 years despite numerous federal, State, and local investments in prevention efforts. A new NYHealth Foundation snapshot shows trends from 2012–2021, using the latest available data.

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Mindful Philanthropy: November 2023

To guide funders and spur dramatic increases in support for mental health, addiction, and well-being, Mindful Philanthropy has released a snapshot of the current state of mental health in America.

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MetroWest Health Foundation: November 2023

The MetroWest Health Foundation released the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment. The report provides updated health and demographic data that can be used to inform the work of local government and community health and social service programs within the 25-MetroWest communities served by the foundation.

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