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Bradley Hospital Receives $200,000 Transformational Grant from CVS Health
Gift is part of CVS Health’s $100 million commitment to building healthier communities
Bradley Hospital, New England’s only psychiatric hospital devoted to children, has been awarded a $200,000 grant by CVS Health to help fund the launch of a new outpatient program to provide care for adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The program is expected to begin in March.
“Rates of substance use and addiction among Rhode Islanders exceed national averages across all age groups, including adolescents,” said Daniel J. Wall, president of Bradley Hospital. “And with as many as eighty percent of youth with a substance use problem also having a psychiatric disorder, it’s critical that we address both issues concurrently. We applaud CVS Health for their commitment to this community health crisis, and could not be more grateful for their generous funding that will launch our outpatient program.”
The new initiative will complement Bradley’s recently-developed residential and intensive treatment programs for youth with acute co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Together, the programs deliver a comprehensive, effective, and accessible continuum of care.
The outpatient program offers treatment sessions on weekdays after school. Staffing will include psychologists, a social worker and a psychiatrist, who will provide individual, group and family therapy, as well as medication management as necessary.
“We believe good health starts at the community level, and the work that Bradley Hospital is doing to help youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders is vital to building a healthier community,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy. “By helping to identify and treat these disorders with early intervention, we are helping to address an urgent need in Rhode Island, and look forward to working with Bradley Hospital to help fulfill its program’s mission.”
The generous gift is part of CVS Health’s Building Healthier Communities initiative, a $100 million commitment over five years to making community health and wellness central to the company’s charge for a better world, following its completed acquisition of Aetna. In addition to this grant, CVS Health supports Bradley Hospital and its Lifespan partners with approximately $100,000 each year through sponsorships, product donations, grants and volunteerism.
The Emma G. Harris Foundation has awarded a Bradley Hospital a grant of $22,000 to support vocational training at the Bradley School Providence. This funding will help expand our vocational training at the Bradley School Providence to include a Technologies Lab Program, which will offer critical 21st century technical learning opportunities to the high school population at the school.
Bradley Hospital was recently awarded two grants to help transform the hospital’s secure interior courtyard into a safe outdoor recreation space for patients: $50,000 from the Shriners of Rhode Island Charities Trust and $25,000 from the June Rockwell Levy Foundation.
The Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust has awarded Bradley Hospital a grant of $56,000 to enhance the Outdoor Learning Program at the Bradley School Portsmouth. This support will help to transform the outdoor learning spaces at the school and to grow the program’s offerings for students.
Bradley Hospital received a grant of $20,000 from the CVS Health Charity Classic to support the Healing Arts Program.