Healthcare Foundation Grants More Than $1.3M to Organizations Addressing Mental Health

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement is awarding more than $1.3 million to 19 organizations throughout Arizona to address mental health. Through these grants, organizations will work to enhance programs and offer services that address access, suicide prevention, youth mental health, the intersection of mental health and substance use disorder and the COVID-19 effect.

“Mental health is one of Arizona’s most critical health issues, and we’ve continued to see needs rise while access remains limited,” says Dr. Christine Wiggs, Foundation President and Board Chair. “We are glad to be a part of the solution and are proud of these grantees that are raising awareness, increasing access, and eliminating barriers for mental health across the state.”

The Foundation is awarding more than $1.3 million to the following organizations for mental health outreach in Arizona:

  1. A New Leaf (Maricopa)
  2. 2. Arizona’s Children Association (Statewide)
  3. Creek Valley Health Clinic (Coconino & Mohave)
  4. El Rio Health Center Foundation (Pima)
  5. Everybody Matters (Coconino)
  6. HealthCorps, Inc. (Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima & Pinal)
  7. Hunkapi Programs (Maricopa)
  8. Johns Hopkins University (Apache, Gila & Navajo)
  9. Mountain Park Health Center (Maricopa)
  10. Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (Maricopa)
  11. notMYkid (Apache, Mohave & Pinal)
  12. San Miguel High School (Pima)
  13. Save the Family Foundation of Arizona (Maricopa)
  14. Saving Amy (Maricopa)
  15. Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Statewide)
  16. Teen Lifeline (Maricopa, Pinal, Pima & Yuma)
  17. Terros, Inc. (Maricopa)
  18. Tucson Medical Center Foundation (Pima)
  19. Valleywise Health Foundation (Maricopa)

The Foundation focuses on key health issues impacting Arizonans including mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. With the flagship focus being mental health, the Foundation will commit $5 million over the next three years through grants that support programs and applied research.

Speak Your Mind

In Business Dailies

Sign up for a complimentary year of In Business Dailies with a bonus Digital Subscription of In Business Magazine delivered to your inbox each month!

  • Get the day’s Top Stories
  • Relevant In-depth Articles
  • Daily Offers
  • Coming Events