In addition to the KTGF’s Fellowship and Medical Student Programs, the Foundation sometimes issues Requests for Proposal. For example, in 2016, 2019 and 2021, the Foundation issued an RFP to improve access to care and prevent mental health problems in youth.

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

Access to Care

In 2015, the KTGF embarked on an initiative to improve access to mental health care for children and adolescents, especially those from families with limited supports and resources.

The principal objective of this initiative has been to fund the development of innovative models of service delivery that leverage technology, non-traditional treatment settings, and professional and paraprofessional treatment providers or others (e.g. teachers, parents, primary care physicians). With COVID-19, access to mental health care has become even more challenging, especially for children of low-income families. As a result, we will be reissuing our Request for Proposals addressing Access to Care.


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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