Integrating mental health and education to improve child outcomes

This grant supports the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools in exploring strategies to increase the number, quality and sustainability of school-connected mental health interventions and in identifying opportunities to institutionalize school-connected mental health services and programs in school districts, state education agencies and federal agencies. Poor mental health functioning poses a barrier to effective learning, and schools can play a role in providing mental health promotion, prevention and treatment for their students. Deliverables will include: (1) a collaboration with mental health and education partners; (2) improvements in the understanding of the relationship between mental health and academic success; (3) engagement with experts in health care financing; (4) analysis of federal policies and regulations and their translation to regional approaches that have been shown to be effective; and (5) identifying key aspects for purposes of replication.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $728,215.00

Awarded on: 12/21/2010

Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 4/30/2012

Grant Number: 68467


George Washington University

2121 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, 20052-1001


Julia Graham Lear
Project Director


Olga Acosta Price
Project Director