Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Policy Paper Series

The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and the Peg's Foundation believe that now more than ever philanthropic support in the area of policy is critical to improving the health outcomes for all. The two foundations have commissioned a series of papers that address ways to continue and protect the recent progress of behavioral health policy. 

On January 30, 2017 a consortium of experts in mental health and addictions care met in Philadelphia to discuss the development of a series of papers on behavioral health policy that aim to influence ongoing deliberations around health care reform. The group consisted of strategic and tactical experts, who provided input on prioritization of topics and guidance on how to craft papers to promote effective advocacy.  The papers will be posted here online as they become available. Please continue to visit the site for the release of additional papers!

Newly ReleasED

Redesigning Federal Health Insurance Policies to Promote Children’s Mental Health
Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D., Kelly Kelleher, M.D., M.P.H. & Michael Hogan, Ph.D.

Employing People with Mental Illness in the 21st Century: Labor Market Changes and Policy Challenges
Richard G. Frank, Ph.D. & Sherry A. Glied, Ph.D.




SUMMEr 2018

Bringing Treatment Parity to Jail Inmates with Schizophrenia
Mark R. Munetz, M.D., Erik Messamore, M.D., Ph.D. & Sara E. Dugan, Pharm.D., B.C.P.P., B.C.P.S.



Medicaid’s Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Exclusion Rule
A Policy Debate
Jennifer Mathis, J.D., Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D. & Aaron Glickman, B.A.



Fall 2017

America's Opioid Epidemic
Lloyd Sederer, MD




Spring 2017 

Behavioral Health and the Individual Health Insurance Market:
Preserving Key Elements of Reform
Richard Frank, Ph.D. and Sherry Glied, Ph.D., M.A.
Fentanyl and the Evolving Opioid Epidemic: What Strategies Should Policymakers Consider? 
Colleen Barry, Ph.D., M.P.P.
The Current Medicaid Policy Debate and Implications for Behavioral Healthcare in the United States
Rachel Garfield, Ph.D., M.H.S. and Julia Zur, Ph.D.
Improving Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System
Glenda Wrenn, M.D., M.S.H.P., Brian McGregor, Ph.D., and Mark Munetz, M.D.

Coordinated Specialty Care for First-Episode Psychosis: 
An Example of Financing for Specialty Programs
Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.
Suicide Is a Significant Health Problem
Mike Hogan, Ph.D.
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