Behavioral Health Initiative: Models and Lessons
As exciting as our annual grant rounds are, we often learn the most after the end of a grant period. This page is a collection of some of our key takeaways: hidden connections, gaps in access, and exciting models for future replication. Learn with us!
The successes and challenges from our first two years of grantmaking reveal some key lessons—particularly about the common ingredients of effective, sustainable projects.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a risk factor for numerous health risk behaviors and negative health outcomes. In this report: the prevalence and influence of ACEs in Michigan, and how we can address them.
Access to behavioral healthcare is a critical challenge in Michigan—a challenge which we were able to quantify with this landmark study. In addition to identifying gaps, this publication highlights potential response strategies.
Technology isn’t a cure-all, but it can be a game-changer when applied strategically. This report examines Health Fund technology grants and the lessons they hold for maximizing our impact in future grantmaking.
Emergency departments are not best suited to handle behavioral health crises. This report explores better response models in and out of hospitals and identifies barriers to meaningful change. The Health Fund also prepared this supplemental document [PDF] connecting the report to our work and making recommendations based on its findings.
Schools can be a safe, reliable access point for behavioral healthcare, including telehealth visits. In this interactive online report, we explore a successful school-based telehealth model from the Family Medical Center of Michigan.