COVID-19’s Long Tail: Developing a Mental Health Strategy for Recovery

2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT

COVID-19 is leaving a long tail of psycho-social impacts from the variety of losses that people have experienced during the pandemic such as death, illness, housing and job insecurity, and absence of in-person treatment. Policymakers and funders need a sustained and intentional strategy to address these challenges as part of a holistic post-pandemic recovery

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) hosted a webinar to explore how grantmakers can approach trauma and grief resulting from the pandemic in a way that has national or international scope but local impact. Mental health experts and philanthropic leaders discussed their grantmaking practices and proposals. They also explored how their funding is sensitive to the disparate impacts of COVID-19 and discussed ways that funders can be advocates for the mental health needs of individuals, families and communities that have suffered multiple losses due to weather-related disasters, pandemics and economic suffering.

While aimed at funders, this webinar may also be helpful for community organizations, government staff and political and faith leaders exploring similar questions in their work.

CDP Director of Learning and Partnerships Tanya Gulliver-Garcia moderated the discussion and panelists included:

This webinar was presented in partnership with the New York Life Foundation and was co-sponsored by Giving CompassCouncil on FoundationsPhilanthropy New York, Grantmakers in Health, National VOAD and National Center for Family Philanthropy.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

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