risk-taking | noun
: the act or fact of doing something that involves danger or risk in order to achieve a goal
The Foundation believes to advance the behavioral health system, we must take risks, initiate new ideas, disrupt the current system, and empower decision-makers to create reform.
The Same Day Work and Pay Program took risks as a pilot program dedicated to show the benefit of giving people a chance. The Think Bigger, Do Good Policy Paper Series had a new addition in July with Michael Hogan’s follow-up paper on suggestions to help prevent youth suicide, urging national policymakers to take a risk for this country’s youth. Open Source Wellness, 2019 Innovation Award winner, takes risk with their model to address both physical and mental health with behavioral prescriptions.
Risk-taking is a valuable asset to the work we do, and we encourage everyone to think about what risks they’re taking to get the work done. Throughout the month of August we will be sharing more about our risk-taking programs and partners.