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Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

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The Scattergood Foundation supports innovative thinking, people and organizations. It measures success, and monitors progress to ensure that goals are being met, and communities receive positive impact from the behavioral health initiatives delivered by our grantees.

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Datesort ascending Grantee Grant Innovation Social Return On Investment
June, 2012 to December, 2014 WHYY Scattergood Behavioral Health Youth Media Award The Scattergood Award will be awarded annually to the best youth-created video with a behavioral health theme at the WHYY Youth Media Awards.

Brining visibility to behavioral health for the region through the voices of teens.

May, 2012 to July, 2013 Institute for Safe Families Scattergood Scholar Scattergood Scholar on Adverse Childhood Events To successfully manage our society’s future,we must recognize problems and address them before they get worse. In early childhood, research on the biology of stress shows how major adversity,such as extreme poverty, exposure to domestic violence,abuse,or neglect can compromise developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert.
June, 2011 to September, 2013 Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Education of News Professionals The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

June, 2011 to May, 2012 Kimmel Center, Inc. Next to Normal Community Engagement Project Next to Normal Community Engagement Project

Pre-and post-show activities convened segments of the community that do not usually interact, including city policy-makers, health care providers, philanthropic leaders, loyal Broadway patrons, and individuals suffering with bi-polar disorder.

May, 2011 to May, 2012 MEE Productions Inc. Mental Health Communications Reaching Out Thru the Media The Black Males Engaged and Empowered (B-MEE) project uses a unique online (text-messaging program) and offline (peer-to-peer outreach) approach to address community needs, reflecting the world view and values of today's urban youth.

Through this project, we have engaged more than 5,000 young Philadelphians of color in dialogue about how to pursue and secure mental wellness and engage the city’s behavioral health resources.

October, 2010 to October, 2012 Federation of Neighborhood Centers Career Support Network The Career Support Network (CSN): A unique model that integrates employment and health care, emphasizes community centers, fosters small-business connections, and maintains a long-term outlook.

Over time, the return on investment will be evidenced in the long-term job retention of our participants. To date, CSN has enrolled and serves 53 participants from three community sources and provided them with chronic disease testing.

July, 2010 to May, 2016 WHYY Behavioral Health Reporting WHYY is one of the only media outlets in the country with a dedicated behavioral health reporter.

Since beginning her tenure in 2008, WHYY”s Behavioral Health Reporter, Maiken Scott, has generated 466 reports covering many angles of behavioral health for WHYY-FM, WHYY-TV, and

July, 2010 to December, 2014 Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Porch Light Initiative The Porch Light Initiative continues to build upon our core strengths -- using art to raise awareness of difficult and neglected issues while transforming individuals and their communities and improving quality of life and health outcomes.

The Mural Arts Program serves the entire City of Philadelphia, and works with more than 100 communities in every corner of the city each year.

June, 2010 to July, 2015 The Consultation Center at Yale University Building Capacity in Behavioral Health Program Evaluation The project promotes enhanced program evaluation skills at agencies providing behavioral health services.

Thus far, attendance by agency partners at each group training and for individual consultations has been excellent, and both qualitative and survey assessments of reported satisfaction with the project and its impact have been very high

May, 2010 to May, 2012 Institute for Safe Families Prevention of Domestic Violence ISF programming has moved consistently toward prevention, identification, and mitigation of the effects of family violence on children.

Among other achievements, we have developed the Pediatric Quality Improvement Tool, a resource for pediatric health care settings to develop, implement, and monitor their progress in responding to children exposed to violence.

May, 2010 to May, 2012 Pathways to Housing PA, Inc. Housing First Model Pathways to Housing provides the dignity of a home and so much more at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives.

Pathways to Housing PA received a grant to help fund an independent evaluation of the first two years’ of the project’s operation.

April, 2010 to December, 2014 The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Roots to Re-entry Job Training Program The Roots to Re-Entry Job Training Program provides ex-offenders from the Philadelphia Prison System the tools and support to obtain meaningful employment and become productive citizens in their communities.

Since 2010, 42 graduates of the program have contributed to over $200,000 worth of landscape improvements to public cultural institutions located in underserved neighborhoods. Additionally, 36 graduates have been employed through the program.

May, 2009 to December, 2012 Chandler Hall Behavioral Health and Aging Project Person-centered, individualized and integrated care for improved quality of life, mood and behavior for residents.

A social return on the investment has been the development of staff education and a career ladder for direct care workers.

May, 2009 to December, 2012 Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Dissemination of Innovative Behavioral Health Ideas The PSIJ provides a unique forum for cross-generational professionals working in the region’s nonprofit community to share their best practices, as well as the successes and failures of innovative ideas.

PSIJ can facilitate the application of social innovation criteria to the work of the social sector. PSIJ especially highlights the social return on investment of each foundation, organization, or project featured in Journal articles.

January, 2009 to December, 2011 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Development of practical web-based resources and programs for individuals, meetings, and caregivers on issues of aging

The website has articles, downloadable educational pamphlets, links to other resources, suggested reading, and queries to promote discernment.

January, 2008 to December, 2014 Active Minds, Inc. Emerging Scholars Fellowship The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is the only national program providing financial support/mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their interests in mental health.

Through the achievement of a number of goals, the Fellowship is strengthening the targeted field of students, raising awareness, and helping reduce stigma and negative attitudes surrounding mental health disorders.

July, 2007 to June, 2013 University of Pennsylvania Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy Scattergood Ethics Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare (ScattergoodEthics) is a novel program that synthesizes scholarly research and teaching with applied professional educational activities.

ScattergoodEthics has elevated the conversation about the ethical dimensions of behavioral healthcare.

June, 2007 to December, 2012 Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice-Drexel University School of Public Health Healing Hurt People The Center is the only entity in Philadelphia which seeks to convene systems and institutions to transform the dominant dialogue about violence away from one that is punitive and toward one that is healing.

We have achieved a number of important goals, including plans for symposia, public relations, and partnership funding strategies. Ongoing goals include establishment of a post-doctoral position and internships in the Scattergood Scholars program