Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

2014 Finalists

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Emory University | Grady Nia Project: Empowering Abused, Suicidal Low-Income African American Women

The Grady Nia Project offers culturally competent care to low-income, abused African American women who have attempted suicide. The program combines an evidence-based empowerment group...Read more

Lived Experience Research Network | Users and Survivors in Academia: Discrimination in Higher Education

The Discrimination in Higher Education (DHE) Project is a peer-led project that invites individuals to share their stories of discrimination in institutions of higher education. Students with...Read more

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment | COMING OUT PROUD to erase the stigma of mental illness

Stigma greatly harms the behavioral health of people with mental illness leading to diminished self-esteem, less care seeking, worse mental and physical health, and poor quality of life.  Mental...Read more

Mental Health Association of Nebraska | Hospital/Crisis Diversion Services: Law Enforcement Crisis Referral

Recovery based peer support is an evidence-based practice providing non-clinical services to achieve long-term recovery from severe behavioral health challenges.  Peer support services are...Read more

Box of Stars | Raising mental health awareness through music to reduce stigma, promote recovery and save lives.

Music and mental health have a complex and important friendship. The greatest power that music possesses is the ability to engage our emotions and to command our senses in a mystical and essential...Read more

Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Consortium (PRMHC) | Provision of Psychosocial Services to a Refugee Population

 Based on current understandings of psychosocial  risk factors, refugees represent a population vulnerable to developing mental health concerns.  Refugees are often  plagued...Read more

Invisalert Solutions, LLC | 15-minute Observation Check Compliance For The Inpatient Setting.

The 15-minute observation check is the standard of care used on inpatient behavioral health units to support patient safety.   Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, these critical...Read more

LinkedWellness LLC | SPARX, The Video Game That Treats Depression

SPARX is the only computer game clinically proven to treat depression and anxiety. Results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SPARX were published in the British Medical Journal in May 2012....Read more

TangramCare | Using mobile technology to address the gap between prevalence, diagnosis, and care in behavioral health

TangramCare asks and seeks answers to the "WHY" question behind patient choices, behaviors and circumstances. They address the gap between prevalence, diagnosis and care in behavioral...Read more

Treatment Research Institute | Improving Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment by Increasing Quality Transparency

Over one million teenagers have a substance use disorder. Yet, when they require treatment, few adolescents, their parents or their healthcare providers know which treatment features are important...Read more

The South Florida Behavioral Health Network | The Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Program (CMHP) - Entitlement Unit in Miami, Florida, developed an innovative plan to transition individuals identified with serious mental...Read more

Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions | BH-Works - Using Technology to Incorporate Mental Health Screening into Medical Settings

The Behavioral Health-Works (BH-Works) program, designed by the nominee and team, integrates screening, prevention, triage, and tracking services for adolescents (12-24) into Primary Care (PC) and...Read more

The Jed Foundation | JedCampus

Launched in June 2013, JedCampus is a voluntary program designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming.  To those schools...Read more

American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services | Making Mental Health Care a First Aid Priority

First Aid can help people in need of physical health intervention.  What about immediate mental health assistance?Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that teaches anyone...Read more

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) | #IWillListen

Listening can be a very simple act. At NAMI-NYC Metro, we believe it has the power to transform the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness. Through listening, we can begin to break down the...Read more