Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health
Each year, the Scattergood Foundation recognizes innovations that advance behavioral health policy and practice through our National Innovation Award.

Annual Innovation Award

GOALS OF THE Innovation AWARD:
  • Reward innovation as defined by the community.
  • Challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services, and/or technologies.
  • Create and enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health.
  • Raise awareness of behavioral health as a public health concern and encourage public dialogue around behavioral health.
  • Build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.
OUTCOMES OF THE AWARD:
  • 101 organizations submitted 106 innovative ideas
  • 8,978 total online votes from February 17,  2014 to March 17, 2014
  • 994 unique individuals engaged in conversation around behavioral health innovation
HOW DOES THE SCATTERGOOD FOUNDATION DEFINE IN​NOVATION?

The innovations we seek challenge how behavioral healthcare is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services and/or technologies.

WHAT IS THE AWARD?

The winner receives The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Innovation Award and a $25,000 cash gift for their program.  The top five finalists will be recognized and the Foundation will work  to promote and share all finalists work nationally. All submissions which meet our selection criteria will be posted publicly on the website and archived on the website.  Your work will receive attention from an ever-growing community of stakeholders through our open public review.

HOW IS THE WINNER SELECTED?

Foundation staff screen online submissions. We then post submissions that meet all five selection criteria to our website. The public reviews and comments on submissions. The panel of experts chooses five finalists. The public votes online to select the winner among the five finalists.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
1. Creativity. Effort demonstrates originality, ingenuity and resourcefulness in promoting behavioral health.
2. Leadership. Describe the process by which the innovation influences others to accomplish goals and objectives that enhanced the field of behavioral health.
3. Sustainability. Resources are available to continue work.
4. Replication. Innovation has potential to be duplicated, transferred or adapted by others.
5. Outcomes. Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovation.
 
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