Innovation: The process of translating an idea or discovery into a good or service that creates a new or different value improving the consumer/end user experience.
The innovations the foundation seeks challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services, and/or technologies.
Goals of the Innovation Award:
- Reward innovation as defined by the community;
- Challenge how behavioral health care is currently viewed, organized, and practiced;
- Enhance the conversation surrounding innovation in behavioral health; and
- Build a database of behavioral health innovations to be shared with all.
- Disruption: The innovative program uses a new and/or different strategy to solve a specified problem.
- Leadership: The innovative program design provides leadership to the broader behavioral health community.
- Scalability: The innovative program can be implemented on a larger scale either within the organization or for a broader community. Sufficient information about existing and potential funding mechanisms and partner organizations is included.
- Results/Outcomes: Metrics are specified to assess the effectiveness of the innovative program.
- Judge’s Choice: Judges can rank the innovative programs based on their assessment of the evaluation.
The winner receives the Scattergood Innovation Award and a $25,000 cash gift for their program. Finalists for the 2019 Scattergood Innovation Award will also have the opportunity to have their work be featured at the National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference. Applications are due January 4, 2020.