Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health


Application for Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation 2014-2016

Community-based behavioral health agencies seek to promote positive outcomes for individuals they serve.  However, many agencies lack the capacity to collect evaluation or continuous quality improvement data, evaluate the impact of services, or communicate effectively about data. This makes it difficult for agencies to institute data-driven program changes, retain funding in an era of...

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

(CNN)The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.   In a letter to state Medicaid directors, CMS detailed a new Medicaid waiver opportunity through which states may bypass...

Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes: A Technical Report

A newly released report evaluates the strength and quality of state statutes created to ensure insurers treat mental health illnesses, such as depression and substance use disorders, the same way they treat illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer.  32 states received failing grades, while the state of Illinois was identified to have model state statutes. The collaborative research...

Chinese elders ‘walk the middle path’ to better mental health

Members at the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Queens, New York, perform tai chi on a Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Jad Sleiman and WHYY.   It’s a Friday morning, and the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing, Queens is bustling with activity.   In one room, around two-dozen Asian seniors are practicing tai chi. Nearby, another group rehearses an opera, their...

Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness Announces First Grantee Cohort

COMMUNITY FUND FOR IMMIGRANT WELLNESS announces first grantee cohort


A partnership of funders and community-based, immigrant-serving organizations collaborate to grant more than $200,000 to ten organizations in Greater Philadelphia

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Community Fund for Immigrant...


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