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Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) Project Funding Opportunity - deadline 8/24

  • 1.  Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) Project Funding Opportunity - deadline 8/24

    National Council Staff
    Posted 08-22-2022 16:04

    Hello Association Executives - This is a reminder that the BHECON application deadline is this Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 pm ET.

    About BHECON

    The Behavioral Health + Economics Network is a vehicle for uniting diverse stakeholders to strengthen state behavioral health delivery systems. Led by the National Council along with its state association partners, BHECON optimizes public visibility through state forums and educational advocacy events, and uniting diverse groups in data‐driven dialogue around educational advocacy.

    The National Council initiated BHECON in 2016 and has since engaged twelve states in investing in a strong behavioral health safety net. This year, BHECON is focusing its efforts on addressing the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice from a five-step approach: 1) Prevention from Entering the System, 2) Pre-Entry, 3) In the System, 4) Re-Entry, and 5) Preventing Recidivism.

    In 2022-2023, the National Council is continuing BHECON with states' efforts and is soliciting applications from its state association partners and members to participate in the next iteration of this initiative. BHECON activities will be generously supported this year by Otsuka and Johnson & Johnson.

    Apply Today!

    Read and review the Request for Applications for additional information about the project. The application deadline is August 24, 2022, at 8:00 pm ET. If you have questions, please contact Aaron Polacek at

    Aaron Polacek
    Manager, Policy & Advocacy, State InitiativesPolicy Department
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Direct: (202) 350-0249

    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    202 748-8793