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Healthier Kids For Our Future® Mental Health Grant Application

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the Healthier Kids For Our Future initiative. Please check this website again in late fall for details around our 2024 giving strategy.

Program Goals 

Our goal is to supplement existing mental health programming – and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment – to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention.

We fund programs that foster collaboration between school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children.

The Reality

1 in 7 adolescents worldwide experience a mental disorder.1

Of the American youth age 6-17 diagnosed with a mental health condition in 2016, 50.6% of were not receiving treatment.2

Failing to address adolescent mental health conditions impairs both physical and mental health in adulthood.

Evidence-Based Practices

Healthier Kids For Our Future encourages partnerships that leverage one or more of the following evidence-based practices:

  • Trauma Informed Practices (TIPS)
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

More Information

Related Resources

  • The Cigna Group Newsroom
  • 1 World Health Organization (WHO). (2021, November 17).  ”Adolescent mental health.” https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-mental-health

    2 National Alliance on Mental Illness. (NAMI). (2022, February). “Mental Health By the Numbers.” https://www.nami.org/mhstats

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