In 2022, with the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, NYHealth focused on connecting New Yorkers to healthy food; empowering health care consumers; improving veterans’ health; and responding to time-sensitive and emerging health issues. Their annual report, "Best of 2022," highlights the NYHealth Foundation's initiatives and biggest wins from last year.
In many ways, 2022 was turbulent; numerous public health crises emerged in New York throughout the year. NYHealth responded quickly and flexibly to a number of these emerging issues. The NYHealth Foundation also seized new and timely opportunities to address ongoing public health and health care system challenges, including in the mental health sector.
NYHealth Foundation recognized the growing mental health needs of students and sought to address these needs through their responsive grant making. Last year, NYHealth approved a combined $125,000 to the New York School-Based Health Foundation to assist in developing our 2-year Behavioral Health Program. To learn more about the NYSBHF's grants, visit our Funders page.
Utilizing this funding, the NYSBHF launched our Behavioral Health Program to support behavioral health services in school-based health centers (SBHCs) throughout New York State. This is a 2-year program that began in January 2022, with generous funding from the New York Community Trust and the New York State Health Foundation. Each year, 10 sponsoring organizations will be enrolled to receive individualized technical assistance, group trainings & peer sharing on topics of identified interest, and a $5,000 stipend to help fund a project of each organization's choosing.
The goal of this program is to enhance New York’s SBHCs' capacity to meet the new wave of need resulting from students' experiences of the COVID pandemic. The program will be designed to strengthen the SBHCs' capabilities, systems and processes through which they deliver behavioral health services and to assure the SBHCs play an integral and coordinated role now and into the future.
The Foundation is grateful to be recognized as a NYHealth Best of 2022 grant recipient, and are excited to be entering the second and final year of our Behavioral Health Program.
To read the full Best of 2022 list, CLICK HERE
To learn more about our Behavioral Health Program, CLICK HERE