Bexar County Children and Youth Behavioral Health Partnership

A 2019 report that assessed Bexar County’s local capacity to support children and youth with behavioral health needs identified new opportunities for our community to improve our local systems. Since February 2019, multi-sector stakeholders have been working to identify indicators and pursue strategies that will transform our local systems so that we can reach all children and youth with behavioral health concerns as early as possible with effective and responsive services.

What we know:

  • At least 1 in 5 children and youth under 18 experience a mental health issue before the age of 14
  • The average age of first substance use in Bexar County is 13
  • The majority of children and youth with behavioral health symptoms have not been treated and the average delay between the onset of their symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years

With support from the United Way of Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation and The San Antonio Area Foundation have convened county-wide stakeholders, who are determining the scope and direction of the system improvement strategies. Using Results Based Accountability and Collective Impact we plan to implement a long-term, county-wide action plan that will address our local challenges, align current, effective practices and guide innovative strategies, over a series of steps:

 

We are seeking an entity to serve as a backbone organization that will coordinate and support a long-term, county-wide children and youth-focused behavioral health, systems change initiative. The ideal entity will be able to convene, align and support initiative stakeholders, manage and track the implementation and performance of strategies and identify and coordinate advocacy efforts that advance our community towards our collective goal.

Please access the RFP here if you are interested in applying

Review the following documents to learn more about the progress of the partnership:

Learn more about the progress of the partnership, including the results of the completed phases

Learn more about the draft strategies developed by the partnership

Learn more about the engaged stakeholders

 

 Proposals are due – Monday, February 10, 2020 by 8:00 a.m.

 

If you have any questions about the RFP, please contact Michelle Lugalia-Hollon at mlugaliahollon@kronkosky.org