Identifying sustainable financing for primary prevention is a challenge throughout human service sectors. Although many sectors - mental health and substance abuse, general health, education, public health, child welfare, juvenile justice - are concerned with individual and community well-being; financing, policy and programmatic divisions make collaboration between sectors difficult. In an attempt to better understand the financing landscape and promote understanding between human service fields, this webinar will review the challenges of our current system, explore major existing funding mechanisms, and share emerging and innovative public and private financing strategies that can be utilized for primary prevention interventions. New opportunities from the Affordable Care Act and interest from private investors will also be highlighted. In addition to a review of financing mechanisms, case examples of innovative sustainable financing strategies will be presented. In Washington State, the use of Medicaid funds to reimburse Triple P programming will be reviewed. In Oregon, one Coordinated Care Organization is prioritizing prevention by implementing a universal intervention (The Good Behavior Game) in county public schools with Medicaid funding.
Speakers: Richard Moore, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; David L. Shern, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Mental Health America; Sarah Steverman, Ph.D., MSW, University of Denver; D. Max Crowley, Ph.D., Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy; Scott Waller, Washington Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery; Jennifer Webster, MPH, CHES, Community Health Analyst, Prevention Program, Lane County Public Health