Commitment to Action

AmeriCares Mental Health Initiative: Increasing Access to Medicines

Commitment by

Americares Foundation, Inc.

In 2015, AmeriCares and its corporate partners committed to improving access to mental health care in the United States through targeted gift-in-kind donations of high quality psychiatric medicine for community mental health centers (CMHCs), and the mental health safety net. Through the AmeriCares Mental Health Initiative (MHI), AmeriCares will offer a new resource for CMHCs and other nonprofit behavioral health providers that service low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people with mental illnesses. This commitment will enable resource-constrained mental health safety net organizations to improve quality of care, provide critical budget relief, relieve product shortages, reduce out-of-pocket expenses and expand treatment options. In the initial phase of this new initiative, the goal is to onboard a network of 175 new CMHCs and behavioral health partners in ten priority US states.

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Commitment

AmeriCares Mental Health Initiative: Increasing Access to Medicines

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$41,500,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Americares Foundation, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Josephine P. & John J. Louis Foundation, Half Moon Foundation, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, General Electric, National Council for Behavioral Health, Michael W. Louis Charitable Trust