bi3 Awards $50,000 to Central Clinic Behavioral Health to Support Behavioral Health Services

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Cincinnati, OH (December 14, 2020) – bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grantmaking initiative, has awarded $50,000 to Central Clinic Behavioral Health for building capacity, educating clinicians and telehealth training.

“In today’s environment, it is important that the behavioral health therapists stay up-to-date with the latest technology to interact with patients,” says Dr. Walter S. Smitson, Central Clinic Behavioral Health president and CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of bi3, Central Clinic will be able to prepare for future ways that behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse services, are delivered and help even more individuals who need these services.”

Bi3 sought proposals addressing health or social needs that impact health outcomes, particularly for people experiencing health disparities. The $50,000 grant award will help build Central Clinic Behavioral Health’s capacity, strengthen operations and be better able to meet future needs.

“bi3 is dedicated to addressing health disparities,” said Jill Miller, President of Bethesda Inc. “During this unprecedented time, we feel it is essential to help community organizations like Central Clinic Behavioral Health with resources they need to ensure all citizens have access to services.”

This grant is part of a larger bi3 effort to invest in local nonprofits as they continue to adapt to provide services virtually amid the pandemic. Since 2010, bi3 has awarded nearly $50 million in grants to TriHealth and community-based organizations to fund innovative ideas to transform health and healthcare.

For a complete list of grant awards, visit bi3.org.

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