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    Current Grantees

    The inaugural class of APAF Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program grantees was announced in July 2022. The five grant recipients are working to support mental health equity for young people of color, with an awarded grant of up to $10,000 over two years. The grant is funded by the APA Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K.

    2021 Grantees

    The Drake University Counseling Center

    The Drake University Counseling Center will use its grant to better gather data and assess the mental health needs of people of color among its student body. The data will be used to inform programming as well as outreach through on-campus partners. The Center will also host an event where students of color will share their experiences with mental health, and its clinicians will be offered ongoing training in therapeutic tools for young people of color.

    The University of Florida

    At the University of Florida, students from nearby colleges often seek mental health help at the UF Health Community clinic. However, some of these students do not have financial resources or insurance to cover their costs and end up leaving treatment before it is completed. The University of Florida will use the grant to connect students from historically underserved backgrounds, with disabilities, or from disadvantaged backgrounds to an outpatient clinic for treatment, including an evaluation and seven follow-up sessions.

    The Kellin Foundation’s Project Nia

    The Kellin Foundation’s Project Nia is working to reach more young individuals of color in Guilford County, North Carolina, area with culturally and linguistically appropriate resources about mental health. Leveraging its designation as a National Child Traumatic Stress Network site, the Kellin Foundation will also update training materials, conduct staff training sessions, and build additional expertise among clinicians and advocates in the areas of equity and inclusion.

    Crear Con Salud

    Crear Con Salud in Puerto Rico is presenting biweekly Facebook livestreams about mental health for the general public, as well as workshops for community leaders. With the support of the grant, they will broaden their audience and curate the information they’ve previously made available and develop more in-person workshops on resilience and conflict management.

    The University of Colorado

    The University of Colorado is using its grant to support translation of an evidence-based mental health intervention for Spanish-speaking youth. Among its activities, it will conduct presentations for area school districts, adolescent physical health care clinicians, faith-based leaders and others who could refer Spanish-speaking adolescents in need of outpatient, trauma-informed behavioral health services.