May 10, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month and Partner News

As part of our core beliefs, we define wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, economic, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Society, structural systems, community, neighborhood, and family are collectively responsible for creating an environment of health and wellness. Wellness is personal and not the same for everyone.

Mental well-being and access to mental health services are dominant in our community conversations these days. For the last couple of years, we have been focused on identifying upstream opportunities for improving access to mental health services for under-resourced, marginalized communities, with a particular focus on youth and families. While we haven’t yet found the best solutions given all the factors and systems involved, there are bright spots that we’d like to share with you in a separate post. Read more here.

Regional Partnership: San Diego County Strategic Behavioral Health Initiative

We are pleased to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital, Price Philanthropies and The Conrad Prebys Foundation on an emerging initiative to assess current behavioral health resources and needs for children and youth, and develop a roadmap to a comprehensive continuum of care that meets the needs of our children and youth throughout the region, incorporating evidence-based and best practice care models. This will require broad, inclusive engagement of many sectors and organizations in our region. See full job description here for an open Project Manager position to support and guide this work.

OTHER PARTNER NEWS

Addressing Access to Healthcare
The Conrad Prebys Foundation announces new grant
The Strengthening Health Access, Resources, and Excellence (SHARE) Initiative will provide two-year, general operating support funds of up to $250K per year to high-performing, culturally competent community health clinics, particularly those serving Indigenous, immigrant, and border communities.

The grant is open to Community Health Centers or other Federally Qualified Health Centers, organizations that function similarly to Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Migrant Health Clinics, Free Clinics providing primary care and/or other ancillary services related to healthcare in San Diego County.

Helping Families Under Stress
Van for meal program

ronald mcdonald house charities meal service vanThe Ronald McDonald House Charities in San Diego (RMHCSD) recently added a new van to aid its meal delivery program. We were happy to support the RMHCSD in its work to serve approximately 120,000 meals annually, free of charge, to families during their child’s hospitalization.

 

 

 

EVENTS

Add Your Voice
May 15 Public Hearing on County’s Community Action Plan

Community Action Partnership (CAP) is the region’s designated Community Action Agency, administering programs that empower economically disadvantaged communities and the residents that live there to achieve the vision of Live Well San Diego. CAP is administratively located under the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), The Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities.

CAP’s primary target populations include very low income (100% or below the FPL) families. CAP services are driven by a community needs assessments that include feedback from key community sectors, including residents. Review and provide your feedback on the 2024-2025 Community Action Plan

Attention Nonprofits
This conference is for you

san diego fundraising conferenceThe San Diego Foundation is organizing a full day of learning and best practices in fundraising from national experts and your local nonprofit colleagues.

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