Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

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CEOs from around the country are coming together to talk about how formally and informally incorporating mental wellness into the corporate culture is good for employees’ mental health and also good for business.


These repositioning collaborations can range from alliances and back-office consolidations, to programmatic joint ventures, to mergers and acquisitions.

///// Community Impact

ParityTrack is a collaborative project that works to aggregate and elevate the parity implementation work taking place across the country.

Enabling Positive Community Impact

The Barra Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, and The Scattergood Foundation are excited to announce the 2015-2017 cohort of the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative.

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The Scattergood Foundation  -  April 4, 2016
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Active Minds, Inc.  -  March 21, 2016
Emerging Scholar Danielle Adams earns first author publication in the Journal of American College Health
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WHYY  -  March 18, 2016
Burning psychiatry's bible: A new framework for diagnosing mental illness.
Friends in Need: The Early Hospital Documents
Haverford College Library  -  March 4, 2016
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WHYY  -  February 22, 2016
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The Scattergood Foundation  -  February 3, 2016
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New USPSTF Depression Screening Recommendations
Amanda Mauri  -  January 29, 2016
New screening recommendations remind us of research disparities between behavioral health and other medical care
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Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 26, 2016
Eight Students Receive Funding to Expand Research, Discourse and Literature Devoted to Mental Health
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Brandywine Health Foundation  -  January 21, 2016
Two feature articles about the YMHFA Program in Coatesville! Check the progress that has been made for this community.
The Liberation of a Unique Determination
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  January 18, 2016
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Health Providers' Opinions Needed
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 12, 2016
Complete this survey by January 29th, to help set the policy agenda around mental health and substance abuse parity.
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Active Minds, Inc.  -  January 11, 2016
Learn why Jessica Harvath-Hilgeman valued her experiences in the Emerging Scholar Fellowship.
Obama Admin. include mental health in exec. orders
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 7, 2016
On January 6, 2016 President Obama took executive action on gun violence with some measures related to mental health.
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Brandywine Health Foundation  -  December 18, 2015
Youth Mental Health First Aid: Implementation Lessons from Pennsylvania
The UN must include ALL MH/SUDs on indicator list
Amanda Mauri  -  December 14, 2015
The disease burden, financial cost & significant comorbidity between MH/SUDs requires the development of more indicators
Three Articles About Our Work in PSIJ 25th Edition
The Scattergood Foundation  -  December 12, 2015
Launching Social Innovations through Business and Social Enterprise Incubators, Labs & Foundation Competitions
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ScattergoodEthics  -  December 7, 2015
A survey of 134 psychiatrists was completed to examine whether they had ever withheld a patient's BPD diagnosis.
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Drexel University School of Public Health  -  December 2, 2015
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ScattergoodEthics  -  December 1, 2015
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