Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are partnering to recognize new and groundbreaking behavioral health innovations.

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Mental health parity laws are supposed to ensure equivalent coverage for mental health care and physical health, but is it happening?


An astonishing 92 percent of women in family shelters have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime. The winning design will be implemented at Jane Addams Place. Submit your idea today.

Updates from Grantees

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The Scattergood Foundation grantees make regualar updates on how their work is impacting the community.

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What's New

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Latest from Twitter

Ethicists call for a return of the mental asylum
ScattergoodEthics  -  January 21, 2015
JAMA Viewpoint: Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care- Bring Back the Asylum
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Sam  -  January 15, 2015
Now available for the Coatesville Community! Sign up to get certified in YMHFA!
Discrimination Against Students with Mental Illnes
Tim Clement  -  January 15, 2015
The Department of Justice and Quinnipiac University settled a lawsuit related to the school's discriminatory actions
Accepting Applications for $25K Innovation Award
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 13, 2015
The Scattergood Foundation & The Kennedy Forum are inviting you to submit the best behavioral health innovations!
When Mental Illness Enters the Family
The Scattergood Foundation  -  January 8, 2015
Watch Dr. Lloyd Sederer talk about how family members can help their loved ones affected by mental illness
Post-Fellowship Check In with Sara Moss
Active Minds, Inc.  -  December 22, 2014
Follow up with 2014 Scholar Sara Moss to see what she's been up to since the conclusion on her Fellowship cycle.
Caveat Emptor: Careful with that Data
Tim Clement  -  December 11, 2014
Collecting data and measuring outcomes is very important, but make sure you're doing it right.
This week's behavioral health headlines in Philly
WHYY  -  December 1, 2014
Coverage includes: off-label drug use for depression, homelessness winter strategy, expansion of Nalaxone use, and more.
PA Health Funders Collaborative Annual Meeting
Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative  -  November 19, 2014
30+ Foundations met about integration of behavioral health, the ACA & access, healthy eating & active living, and more.
Innovation Conference
The Scattergood Foundation  -  November 5, 2014
We hosted our first annual Innovation Conference featuring a going viral workshop, a shark tank, and a policy hack!
Take the Pledge for Mental Health Unity
Active Minds, Inc.  -  October 22, 2014
Join Active Minds in creating safe spaces in your community.
Let's Not Hush the Issue Anymore
Drexel University School of Public Health  -  October 9, 2014
It's time for the public health community to be more aware of mental illness as a major public health issue
21 Philly Orgs. Participate in Learning Community
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  October 8, 2014
The Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative started it's 4th year and announced the new components.
Reentry to Workforce Partnership
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  -  September 17, 2014
"Knowledge gained from the partnership enabled the public defenders to provide personalized service..."
The Community Resilience Cookbook
Health Federation of Philadelphia  -  September 16, 2014
Learn about the essential ingredients, the taste of success, and the language of ACEs.
Join us on October 30th & 31st
The Scattergood Foundation  -  September 15, 2014
The Scattergood Foundation Innovation Conference will be held at the WHYY Studios in Philadelphia featuring Jonah Berger
State-run programs help nurses detox together
WHYY  -  September 12, 2014
Read this story and other recent behavioral health stories from NewsWorks!
Special Edition and Launch Event
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal  -  September 10, 2014
'What's the Future of Behavioral Health in Light of the Disruptive Innovation of Healthcare Reform?'
Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation
The Consultation Center at Yale University  -  September 5, 2014
The Foundation is happy to announce the six programs that were selected to make up the 2014 cohort.
Language Matters when Describing Mental Illness
ScattergoodEthics  -  August 26, 2014
Metaphors that evoke mystical or supernatural imagery can stigmatize mental health conditions