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Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.

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We support local small- and mid-size organizations that are working to advance recommendations outlined in the Think Bigger Do Good Policy Series.

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Innovation in Behavioral Health

Profound transformation is needed to improve behavioral health. Our Innovation Award sourced and invested in innovative behavioral health ideas from across the country.

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Overviewssss

Profound transformation is needed to improve behavioral health. The Scattergood Innovation Award was developed to recognize and support innovation in behavioral health across the country. From 2013 through 2019, the Foundation received more than 450 nominations and awarded a total of $175,000 to seven innovative programs across the country. In 2017, the Scattergood Foundation launched a new and transformational partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health. The partnership allowed us to showcase finalists and celebrate winners in exciting ways. In 2019, we completed our searchable Innovations Database, which houses 184 innovative program submissions from across the country and will continue to live on our website.

While the Scattergood Foundation remains committed to investing in programs that disrupt the current system to break stereotypes and inspire new dialogue, we have decided to use our resources differently to achieve that goal. Learn more about our decision to retire the Innovation Award here.

Defining Innovation

Innovation

The process of translating an idea or discovery into a good or service that creates a new or different value improving the consumer/end-user experience.

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

Goals

  • Reward

    To reward innovation as defined by the community

  • Challenge

    To challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced.

  • Enhance

    To enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health.

  • Build

    To build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.

Selection Criteria

  • Disruption

    The innovative program uses a new and/or different strategy to solve a specified problem.

  • Leadership

    The innovative program design provides leadership to the broader behavioral health community.

  • Scalability

    The innovative program can be implemented on a larger scale either within the organization or for a broader community. Sufficient information about existing and potential funding mechanisms and partner organizations is included.

  • Results/Outcomes

    Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovative program.

  • Judge’s Choice

    Judges can rank the innovative program based on their assessment of the evaluation.

Panel of Experts

Thank you so much to our panel of experts, who carefully reviewed submissions and selected finalists. We could not have done this work without you.

 

  • Bernard S. Arons, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Gigi Bastien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Baum-Baicker, PhD, Private Practice Psychologist
  • Thom Craig, MPA, Director of Mental Health Programs, Peg’s Foundation
  • Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • DeQuincy Lezine, PhD, CEO, Prevention Communities
  • Arlene Notoro Morgan, Associate Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • Lloyd Sederer, MD, Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Estelle Richman, Former Senior Advisor, Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Glenda Wrenn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 180 Health Partners
  • Dan Rhoton, MEd, Executive Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project HEAL

Innovation

The process of translating an idea or discovery into a good or service that creates a new or different value improving the consumer/end-user experience.

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

  • Reward

    To reward innovation as defined by the community

  • Challenge

    To challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced.

  • Enhance

    To enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health.

  • Build

    To build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.

  • Disruption

    The innovative program uses a new and/or different strategy to solve a specified problem.

  • Leadership

    The innovative program design provides leadership to the broader behavioral health community.

  • Scalability

    The innovative program can be implemented on a larger scale either within the organization or for a broader community. Sufficient information about existing and potential funding mechanisms and partner organizations is included.

  • Results/Outcomes

    Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovative program.

  • Judge’s Choice

    Judges can rank the innovative program based on their assessment of the evaluation.

Thank you so much to our panel of experts, who carefully reviewed submissions and selected finalists. We could not have done this work without you.

 

  • Bernard S. Arons, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Gigi Bastien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Baum-Baicker, PhD, Private Practice Psychologist
  • Thom Craig, MPA, Director of Mental Health Programs, Peg’s Foundation
  • Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • DeQuincy Lezine, PhD, CEO, Prevention Communities
  • Arlene Notoro Morgan, Associate Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • Lloyd Sederer, MD, Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Estelle Richman, Former Senior Advisor, Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Glenda Wrenn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 180 Health Partners
  • Dan Rhoton, MEd, Executive Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project HEAL

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