Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Grants Activity

Innovations in Youth Mental Health First Aid: Opportunities and Insights

Dana Heiman, Senior Vice President  of Brandywine Health Foundation, and Alyson Ferguson, Director of Grantmaking at the Scattergood Foundation, presented along with  Monica Wightman, Project AWARE Education Consultant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on July 22nd at the Project AWARE State Educational Agency 2015 New Grantee Conference in Rockville, MD. 


Tourists help fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness in Rwanda

  By Wyatt Orme   July 16th, 2015

Rates of mental illness in Rwanda are significantly higher than other countries. This is largely attributed to the trauma many suffered during the 1994 genocide, which left nearly one million dead and a country full of people deeply affected emotionally. 

The government is trying to respond to the need for mental health care. But resources are limited...

Request for Applications: Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation


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Just Released: Final Evaluation of the Porch Light Study


The Yale School of Medicine spent four years evaluating our Porch Light program – a collaborative endeavor of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and DBHIDS that aims to catalyze positive changes in the community, improve the physical environment, create opportunities for social connectedness, develop skills to enhance resilience and recovery, promote...

Bill a good start in reforming mental-health care

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:08 AM By Dominic A. Sisti and Arthur Caplan   The mental-health-care system in the United States too often neglects the needs of Americans living with serious mental-health conditions and addiction. The system is fragmented and underfunded, and treatment is often provided in nontherapeutic places like jails and prisons.

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R., Pa.) is ready...

Behavioral health parity equals opportunity

Joe Pyle, MA and William Emmet, Guest Bloggers Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:09 AM Filed Under: Robert I. Field

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell and the ongoing discussion on the Affordable Care Act has kept the spotlight on federal health insurance laws. But even with laws like the Affordable Care Act, states will still play a major role in health insurance law...

Dominic Sisti Talks "Bringing Back the Asylum"

  LEE STABERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015 Earlier this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a short paper by a group of ethicists at the University of Pennsylvania. Dominic Sisti, director of the Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care, an enterprise housed at Penn, co-authored this provocative piece entitled "Improving Long-term Psychiatric...