Rise and Thrive Initiative

Rise and Thrive

To provide support to campus communities as they plan and implement COVID recovery efforts focused on mental and behavioral health, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, PreventionFIRST!, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), Prevention Action Alliance, the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health, and the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery collaborated on the implementation of the Rise and Thrive Campus-Community Partnerships Competitive Funding Opportunity.

This competitive funding opportunity is unique because up to 12 grantees received a $50,000 grant award in addition to training, technical assistance, professional development, and networking opportunities at no cost to the grantees. Funding for the Rise and Thrive Initiative comes from the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) and 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.


Ohio University Voinovich Center   Prevention First   Northeast Ohio Medical University
Prevention Action Alliance   Higher Education Action Center   Ohio Department of Higher Education