Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

2014 Innovation Award

The Winner....

Using mobile technology to address the gap between prevalence, diagnosis, and care in behavioral health

TangramCare: TangramCare asks and seeks answers to the "WHY" question behind patient choices, behaviors and circumstances. They address the gap between prevalence, diagnosis and care in behavioral health. Behavioral issues like sleep, cognition, depression,...Read more

Making Mental Health Care a First Aid Priority

American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services: First Aid can help people in need of physical health intervention.  What about immediate mental health assistance?Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that teaches anyone...Read more

The Triage Project

Aurora Mental Health Center :

The Triage Project is a collaborative project in Aurora, CO. This is a joint program of Arapahoe House, the substance abuse provider and detox center, Aurora Mental Health Center,  and first...Read more

Raising mental health awareness through music to reduce stigma, promote recovery and save lives.

Box of Stars: Music and mental health have a complex and important friendship. The greatest power that music possesses is the ability to engage our emotions and to command our senses in a mystical and essential...Read more

Man Therapy


Throughout the world, working-age men avoid seeking help for their mental health issues. And, in times of economic and cultural stress, the issue of mental health takes on a much higher profile,...Read more

BH-Works - Using Technology to Incorporate Mental Health Screening into Medical Settings

Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions: The Behavioral Health-Works (BH-Works) program, designed by the nominee and team, integrates screening, prevention, triage, and tracking services for adolescents (12-24) into Primary Care (PC) and...Read more

Grady Nia Project: Empowering Abused, Suicidal Low-Income African American Women

Emory University:

The Grady Nia Project offers culturally competent care to low-income, abused African American women who have attempted suicide. The program combines an evidence-based empowerment group...Read more

15-minute Observation Check Compliance For The Inpatient Setting.

Invisalert Solutions, LLC: The 15-minute observation check is the standard of care used on inpatient behavioral health units to support patient safety.   Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, these critical...Read more

SPARX, The Video Game That Treats Depression

LinkedWellness LLC: SPARX is the only computer game clinically proven to treat depression and anxiety. Results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SPARX were published in the British Medical Journal in May 2012....Read more

Users and Survivors in Academia: Discrimination in Higher Education

Lived Experience Research Network: The Discrimination in Higher Education (DHE) Project is a peer-led project that invites individuals to share their stories of discrimination in institutions of higher education. Students with...Read more

MEMOTEXT personalized adherence solutions

MEMOTEXT Corporation:

MEMOTEXT personalized adherence solutions provide digital and mobile health based adherence and behavior change solutions to patients.  The program provides an evidence-based design methodology,...Read more

Hospital/Crisis Diversion Services: Law Enforcement Crisis Referral

Mental Health Association of Nebraska: Recovery based peer support is an evidence-based practice providing non-clinical services to achieve long-term recovery from severe behavioral health challenges.  Peer support services are...Read more

COMING OUT PROUD to erase the stigma of mental illness

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment: Stigma greatly harms the behavioral health of people with mental illness leading to diminished self-esteem, less care seeking, worse mental and physical health, and poor quality of life.  Mental...Read more

Provision of Psychosocial Services to a Refugee Population

Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Consortium (PRMHC):  Based on current understandings of psychosocial  risk factors, refugees represent a population vulnerable to developing mental health concerns.  Refugees are often  plagued...Read more

Postpartum Depression Social Media-based Parenting Education

Policylab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:


Postpartum depressive symptoms are common among women following the birth of a child and adversely impact a mother’s ability to care for her child. Evidence-based parent-coaching programs...Read more

Bringing Advance Care Planning to Your Phone: The Advance Directives App

Primary: University of Virginia, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Key collaborators: Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Disability Services; National Healthcare Decisions Day; Duke University, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences:

This is part of a larger project to help people effectively utilize advance care planning for behavioral health care, as well as for end-of-life and general health care, in one holistic, legally...Read more

Shortening the Pathway to Care For Psychosis Through Digital Outreach

Strong 365:

Despite the proven power of early intervention to change lives, most of the 100,000 young Americans who face first episode psychosis each...Read more

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

The Arc of Philadelphia:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace is an employment initiative that works holistically to place and support people with Autism into high-level technology based jobs for which they are uniquely...Read more


The Jed Foundation: Launched in June 2013, JedCampus is a voluntary program designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming.  To those schools...Read more


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro): Listening can be a very simple act. At NAMI-NYC Metro, we believe it has the power to transform the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness. Through listening, we can begin to break down the...Read more

Anchor Recovery Community Center: AnchorED Program

The Providence Center:

AnchorED is an innovative initiative of Anchor Recovery Community Center, a program of The Providence Center. According to the CDC, 144 lives are lost daily to drug overdose in the nation.  In...Read more

Anchor Recovery Community Center

The Providence Center:

Launched by The Providence Center in 2010, Anchor Recovery Community Centers are Rhode Island’s first and only community centers run by and dedicated to those living in recovery from substance use...Read more

The Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project

The South Florida Behavioral Health Network: The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Program (CMHP) - Entitlement Unit in Miami, Florida, developed an innovative plan to transition individuals identified with serious mental...Read more

Improving Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment by Increasing Quality Transparency

Treatment Research Institute: Over one million teenagers have a substance use disorder. Yet, when they require treatment, few adolescents, their parents or their healthcare providers know which treatment features are important...Read more

Smartphone Health App for Young Adults with Psychiatric Conditions


In partnership with healthcare IT company Wellframe, Vinfen has developed a Smartphone application that combines Wellframe's innovative healthcare platform with Vinfen’s clinical content to help...Read more

Finding Shelter Through Peer Support

Western Mass Recovery Learning Community:

The ‘Finding Shelter through Peer Support’ (FSPS) project is successfully merging the concept of peer support (as rooted in the mental health and substance abuse realms) with the approach of ‘...Read more

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital :

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH), with 260 adult, 30 adolescent beds is a public psychiatric hospital that opened in October 2012, replacing a state hospital that began in Worcester...Read more

The Nominations

The Nominations