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Behavioral Health Funders' Network Meeting

Date:
May 24th, 2021
Time:
10:00AM to 11:15AM
Location:
Zoom - information to be emailed
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
Member fee:
$0
Base fee:
$0

There is an infusion of new and plentiful federal and state funds for behavioral health (including substance use disorder funds). This is a good thing, but do we know about the funds? What is the timeline for allocation? How do the funds intersect with the Commonwealth’s new Behavioral Health Roadmap? We will also address the need for oversight structures and accountability.  We are fortunate to count on perspectives of two peer funders to address these questions:

Julie BurnsPresident & CEO, RIZE Massachusetts

Kaitlyn Kenney WalshSenior Director of Policy and Research, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

We will then dive into a conversation about the role for private philanthropy in identifying gaps, providing funds,  and lending additional supports. Underlying the entire session is how to ensure community voice and democratic principles are part of decision making and distribution of funds.

We invite you to come prepared with questions and ideas.

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. 

Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the session.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

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