Leveraging Rising Awareness to Create Sustainable Mental Health Funding

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2020 Future of Health Summit

Leveraging Rising Awareness to Create Sustainable Mental Health Funding

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December 7 at 1:30 pm PT/4:30 pm ET

 

Public health and disaster mitigation notably suffer from panic-neglect funding, where pressing needs take precedence over the prevention of greater, more remote problems. In many cases, prevention becomes difficult if not impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed many social systems including the need for mental health services. Awareness of the magnitude of the mental health burden throughout the pandemic has driven unprecedented donations to nonprofit organizations focused on mental health. However, although funding has increased for now, studies have consistently shown that mental health research and care are chronically underfunded. Panelists will explore ways to convert increased awareness into sustainable mental health funding. A critical point for discussion is how funders should identify priorities between the demand for immediate access and the need for more treatment and care options.
 

Speakers

Joshua Gordon
Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Sarah Kline
Deputy CEO, United for Global Mental Health

Yolo Akili Robinson
Executive Director and Founder, BEAM

Andrew Welchman
Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Wellcome Trust
 

Moderator

Melissa Stevens
Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
 

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Published December 7, 2020