Join your peers for the annual January policy-focused meeting of the Behavioral Health Funders Network.
We have invited four colleagues to provide an update on the local behavioral health policy landscape, including federal ARPA and state FY22 funds, new state legislation (emphasis on investments in workforce), and updates on projects underway (Roadmap). They will highlight how local philanthropy can advance this work with equity and racial justice lens.
Maryanne Frangules, Executive Director, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Kaitlyn Kenny Walsh, Senior Director of Policy & Research, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
About the Network:
The Behavioral Health Funders' Network (Network) is a state-wide network of funders working in the area of behavorial and mental health and wellness. For over 4 years the Network has been meeting regularly for peer learning, knowledge sharing, and relationship building. Key norms of this Network are trust, confidentiality, and a learning/growth mindset.
The stated goals of the Network are: 1) Improve behavioral health services by providing a space and opportunity for learning from one another, and 2) Exchange information with the potential for collaboration on projects ranging in size from large, overarching initiatives to smaller community-based projects.