In addition to the KTGF’s Fellowship and Medical Student Programs, the Foundation sometimes issues Requests for Proposal. For example, since 2016 the Foundation has issued an RFP to transform mental health care for children and adolescents.

As a parent of a child who had ADHD and Depression, I was constantly frustrated by how difficult it was to get care that met my son’s academic and mental health needs and also my parenting concerns. That help should be easily available to everyone – especially those most in need.

Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins, Trustee

transformation of mental health care

In 2015, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (“KTGF”) embarked on an initiative to improve access to high quality mental health care for children and adolescents, especially those from low-income families and under-resourced communities, or other marginalized populations that may have limited supports and resources.  The principal objective of this initiative has been to fund academic research in the development of innovative models of service delivery that can be implemented at scale such as those that leverage technology, non-traditional treatment settings, and professional and paraprofessional treatment providers or others (e.g., teachers, parents, primary care physicians) that help parents access high quality mental health care for their children or that help older youth access care on their own.  With this initiative, the Foundation intends to fund studies that help clinicians, families, policy makers and other stakeholders improve access to high quality mental health care and improve child outcomes.


Recipient Spotlight

Aaron Lyon, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington

Project Title: Accessible, Collaborative Care for Effective School-Based Services

Developing a school-based collaborative care model that increases the number of healthcare providers to treat youth experiencing mood and anxiety problems

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