Working With Partners
Huntsman Mental Health Institute is committed to community near and far. We work with partners across the state to address access and care, awareness, and to monitor the mental health needs of Utah and beyond.
We partner with local stakeholders on community and statewide coalitions, councils, and other collaborative partnerships such as Autism Council of Utah, Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Utah Crisis Coalition, and Utah HOME Program, and many others to address barriers to mental health and improve outcomes for Utahns struggling with a mental health challenge or crisis.
We foster partnerships with state and community-based organizations such as the Utah Department of Human Services, Salt Lake County Behavioral Health, the Utah Hospital Association, and Utah Health and Human Rights among others to engage the community in mental health education, research, and connect people to services.
Partnership & Collaboration
Collaboration with community partners enables us to reach racially and ethnically diverse groups, those who live in geographically rural areas, and those for whom socioeconomic circumstances, financial obstacles, and cultural barriers have prevented seeking education, mental health services, and treatment.
We are always looking to form and build new relationships with:
- Community-based organizations and coalitions
- Faith-based organizations
- Health advocates
- Hospitals and health care systems
- Nonprofit organizations
- Schools, colleges, and universities
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Collaborative Community Initiatives
Crisis Care Center
Opening in 2024, this visionary center will unify community services to provide urgent care for mental health emergencies. Many partners are involved, including Salt Lake County and the Huntsman family.
Stigma Grand Challenge
Huntsman Mental Health Institute is working with organizations and individuals from across the nation to establish a unified national movement to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
Student Film Contest
Together with the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah Film Center, HMHI is hosting “Healing Out Loud," a social media short film contest for university students to help normalize mental health.
Translational Research Building
Made possible by funding from Utah lawmakers and local philanthropy, the Translational Research Building will bring mental health researchers together with experts from diverse fields and disciplines.
Outreach & Education
HMHI frequently provides presentations, outreach, and education materials for community groups and businesses to help make connections to services or provide information about mental health conditions.
Clinical trials and research studies test ideas to safely and effectively screen, diagnose, and treat mental illness. New innovations benefit current and future patients and the broader community. Find out more.
Community Health Needs Assessment Reports
U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan & Completion Report, 2018-2020
Supporting Utah's Mental Health Programs
Huntsman Mental Health Institute provides staffing, expertise, training, and manages several statewide mental health programs and services including: