One in five Americans experience mental health conditions and concerns in a given year, yet 56% of those individuals will not receive treatment. Many adults have co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. Addressing the array of care and service options from prevention and early intervention to screening and treatment for mental health and substance use disorder leads to better quality of care and advancing health equity.
As a key pillar of this refined strategy, the Elevance Health Foundation will build on its work around Substance Use Disorder by investing up to $30 million over the next three years to support programs that address the array of care and service options, including Prevention & Early Intervention, Crisis Response & Interventions, Long-Term Intervention, and Community Resources & Recovery Supports. Qualified nonprofit organizations with a history of proven, programmatic community initiatives to join us in these efforts are invited to apply. In an effort to ensure our funding reaches the communities where it is needed most, the Foundation is placing an emphasis on programs specifically working to prevent and treat mental health and/or substance use disorders, improve access and reduce barriers to trauma-informed approaches rooted in equity, and implement harm reduction strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder.
Proposals are due January 31, 2024.