Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

The Porch Light Program Final Evaluation Report authored by Yale University School of Medicine and DBHIDS is available for download here.


Stay tuned for more information as we head into the crowdfunding stage.


Over 450 Philadelphians gathered on April 9th to have the opportunity to talk with experts and the mayoral candidates.


The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are looking forward to working with Vinfen and partner Wellframe to support and expand the smartphone app. (Picture courtesy of Wellframe).

Updates from Grantees

Check out our grantee blog posts and new updates to the left.  

The Scattergood Foundation grantees make regualar updates on how their work is impacting the community.

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Shocking Pseudoscience
ScattergoodEthics  -  May 15, 2015
Anti-ECT protesters are wrong and dangerous
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  May 14, 2015
Summer dates now available for the Coatesville Community! Sign up to get certified in YMHFA!
Porch Light Final Evaluation Report
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program  -  May 13, 2015
Can public art promote public health? Is the central question addressed in the 4yr evaluation of the Porch Light Program
The latest in Behavioral Health Headlines
WHYY  -  May 12, 2015
'Putting research into practice, group aims to improve mental health care for African-Americans' and much more!
JAMA Letters to the Editor
ScattergoodEthics  -  May 5, 2015
Six thoughtful letters about the article Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum
Vinfen is the 2015 Innovation Award Winner
The Scattergood Foundation  -  April 21, 2015
The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum thank all that submitted ideas,voted, and commented for the 2015 award.
Has conversion therapy finally met its demise?
ScattergoodEthics  -  April 16, 2015
Andrea Segal, research coordinator at the Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics comments on
2015 Health and Human Services Mayoral Forum
The Scattergood Foundation  -  April 10, 2015
Learn from the candidates about what they see the furture of health and human services to be in Philadelphia.
Total Economic Impact of DBHIDS Spening nearly $4B
The Scattergood Foundation  -  March 30, 2015
Read the newly released Economic Impact Study of DBHIDS Spending on the City of Philadelphia
This week's behavioral health headlines
WHYY  -  March 20, 2015
Mental illness a main driver for frequent hospitalizations in Pa., NFL standout quits, citing brain damage risk, & more
Stigma Reduction at Work in the Delaware Valley
Tim Clement  -  March 18, 2015
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program for police officers is improving attitudes about people with mental illness
Scattergood Ehtics and MHASP blog on
ScattergoodEthics  -  February 27, 2015
Seeking common ground in very different views of mental illness
YMHFA Coatesville Project Featured in 2 Articles
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  February 20, 2015
One of the articles was featured in the Daily Local News and the other in the Downingtown/Exton Community Courier.
$25,000 to Be Granted by Scattergood Foundation
The Scattergood Foundation  -  February 20, 2015
The goal is not only to get the community to put forth ideas, but also enhance the conversation between communities.
The Modern Asylum
ScattergoodEthics  -  February 18, 2015
Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics in Behavioral Health mentioned in NY Times piece.
Voices In The Family; Dom Sisti & Joe Rogers
ScattergoodEthics  -  February 2, 2015
Dr. Dan Gottlieb ask "Forty years ago, we thought closing psychiatric hospitals was the humane action. But was it?"
Active Minds Welcomes 2015 Emerging Scholars
Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 30, 2015
This year’s group will be researching important topics and bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program.
Ethicists call for a return of the mental asylum
ScattergoodEthics  -  January 21, 2015
JAMA Viewpoint: Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care- Bring Back the Asylum
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Brandywine Health Foundation  -  January 15, 2015
Now available for the Coatesville Community! Sign up to get certified in YMHFA!
Discrimination Against Students with Mental Illnes
Tim Clement  -  January 15, 2015
The Department of Justice and Quinnipiac University settled a lawsuit related to the school's discriminatory actions