Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation: Addressing Access to CareDeadline: January 10, 2020
The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) funds programs in children’s mental health, principally in the areas of childhood/adolescent depression and ADHD. It seeks to further research in pediatric ADHD and pediatric depression, cultivate more child and adolescent psychiatrists, and increase knowledge of mental health in physicians. KTGF seeks investigator-initiated proposals to demonstrate the benefits of new health care delivery methods or prevention approaches. It is particularly interested in funding applications that build on promising pilot work and aim to develop larger demonstration projects.
KTGF is most interested in improving access to mental health care for children and expanding the number of professional and paraprofessional treatment personnel who are trained to deliver mental health services. Primary outcomes should include the measurement of improved access and reduced time to service delivery. KTGF is also interested in the following secondary outcomes: minimizing the burdens and maladaptive behaviors associated with mental health problems in children; decreasing the development of secondary co-morbid disorders, and the development of adverse educational, relational, and health outcomes; and improving the functioning of youth and their families. Because parents can be important to the successful treatment of their children, another secondary outcome is the enhanced ability of parents to facilitate their children’s access to treatment.
Amount: A total of up to two grants for up to $50,000 each per year over a two-year period will be awarded. KTGF will consider applications to extend the work of the original project after the two-year pilot implementation phase.
Eligibility: Investigators from institutions and agencies that provide mental and behavioral health programs for children and adolescents. Investigators can be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed project and must be well enough established to lead an effort such as this. For investigators who are relatively early in their career, KTGF recommends partnering with a more senior investigator who has expertise in program development and dissemination.