Connect 4 Mental Health
Connect 4 Mental Health (C4MH) encourages communities across the country to prioritize serious mental illness and, through greater collaboration, advocate for new approaches that aim to help improve the lives of people with these conditions and help address specific community issues, such as burdens on jails, hospitals, emergency rooms and public housing centers. C4MH will issue four awards to U.S.-based community programs exhibiting innovative work in the four C4MH pillars — early intervention, creative use of technology, continuity of care, and service integration (one winner in each pillar). Winners will exemplify the mission of C4MH, implementing approaches that support individuals living with serious mental illness and their families, and that also may positively impact the communities in which they live.
Award submissions will be judged based on the program’s impact on the community, measurability/sustainability and effectiveness in building community partnerships, among other considerations.
Amount: Four awards of $10,000 each will be made.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
- Be either an organization or a program within an organization
- Provide services or treatment to individuals with serious mental illness within the United States
- Currently be implementing program activities
- Have a measurable objective focused on improving mental health care to help address other issues in the local community
- Present either qualitative or quantitative data or have a plan for doing so to evaluate the effectiveness of services that currently are being provided
- Acknowledge the important role of the family in supporting those with serious mental illness, as appropriate
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