By Erin Kane
Published in Generocity
The Scattergood Foundation, a grantmaking organization that works toward advances in the behavioral health field, is partnering with The Kennedy Forum for its 2015 Innovation Award, a $25,000 cash prize designed to improve behavioral health policy and practice.
For-profit and nonprofit organizations from across the nation are eligible to apply, and the top five finalists will be invited to participate in The Kennedy Forum’s annual conference in June 2015.
The Kennedy Forum, lead by former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, seeks to “unite the health care system and rally the mental health community around a common set of principles,” including the implementation of the 2008 Parity Law and reducing stigmas associated with mental health.
This is the first time that The Kennedy Forum will partner with the Scattergood Foundation to facilitate the three-year-old Innovation Award. The organizations plan to work together to promote all the ideas submitted for the Award to a national audience.