Eau Claire Mental Health Matters (Phase I)

Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative Phase I funded learning and planning year

Full Project Name:Mental Health Matters: A strategic investment for children, youth, and families in our communityPrimary Community Organization:Eau Claire City-County Health DepartmentPrimary Academic Partner:Michelle Broaddus, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral MedicineAward Amount:$199,945
Award Date
July2016
Project Duration:12 months

Project Description Narrative:


Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative Phase I

Mental Health Matters is a project within AHW's Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative, an eight-year, $20 million initiative bringing together 10 community coalitions from across Wisconsin to address pressing mental health needs within their communities. A three-phase initiative, phase one served as a funded learning and planning phase, supporting community coalitions in developing a critical project focus and implementation plan. Through the Mental Health Matters project, partners sought to develop an implementation plan that would leverage strong partnerships for policy and systems change to support healthier children and families within the Eau Claire community through comprehensive prevention and early identification strategies.

Outcomes & Lessons Learned:


• Completed the Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative Phase I learning community and planning phase

• Successfully developed project focus and implementation plan, receiving funding award for Phase II five-year project implementation period

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