Rise and Thrive Initiative

0hio’s college and university campuses and their community partners have worked hard this year to keep each other safe. While vaccines are available and there is a renewed sense of optimism, we also know that the mental and emotional trauma associated with the pandemic and returning to the “new normal” will take additional work.

The Rise and Thrive Funding comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds and is intended to provide critical mental and behavioral health services across the continuum of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery) to students.

This funding opportunity is designed to provide campus-community partnerships a space where they can collaboratively plan a campus-community partnership project to promote behavioral health and/or mental wellness that will be implemented between March 2022 – September 2022.

This initiative is a collaborative partnership between Ohio University, PreventionFirst!, Prevention Action Alliance, NEOMED and the Ohio State University Higher Education Center.



Rise and Thrive

Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs   Prevention First   Northeast Ohio Medical University
Prevention Action Alliance   Higher Education Action Center   Ohio Department of Higher Education