Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Grants Activity

PHFC Releases New Report on ACA Repeal

Nearly all Pennsylvanians would be affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC), a non-partisan network of 40 health foundations throughout the state. 

The findings include:

One million adults and children would lose health insurance; Seniors on Medicare...

Commentary: Is President Trump Causing Toxic Stress?

Dominic Sisti & Cynthia Baum-Baicker   “The presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public.” And with that Jon Stewart, former host of the Daily Show and comic genius, touched on an overlooked but very serious public health question.    Is Donald Trump, with his daily Twitter harangues, impulsive and outrageous executive orders, and all around nastiness harming the health of...

Roundup of Recent Stories about the Brain

How electroconvulsive therapy’s troubled past has colored its modern use By: Elana Gordon February 16, 2017   Elyse Hunt hit rock bottom last summer. She had pummeled deeply into an already serious depression, leaving her bedridden and contemplating suicide. And one point, the condition left her hospitalized. "I was ready to go," she recalled, from her Hampton, Virginia home. Ten years had passed...

Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia

by Joe Pyle, MA,  President of the Scattergood Foundation    Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services – the name is one of myriad changes, large and small, that came under his watch.  Evans brought tremendous vision and led a system-wide transformation effort focused on...

Scattergood Foundation and National Council Announces Fifth Annual Innovation Award

Submissions accepted starting today; award will highlight new and groundbreaking programs in behavioral health from across the United States

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Annual Scattergood Innovation Award opened for nominations today. This will mark the fifth year that the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation has granted the award and the first year of doing so with...

What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

By: Nathaniel Counts, Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal December 22, 2016   The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA provided that health plans could not limit mental health or substance use disorder benefits in a way that was more restrictive than how most medical/surgical benefits were limited. This sounds simple...