Kresge Grant Mental Health Resources

This is a compilation of resources, publications, and other materials related to CLASP’s Policies for Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH), and Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) mental health technical assistance projects. 


Internal Theories of Change 

The CLASP team used these theories of change to map out what we hoped to achieve with our state/local partners with the PATH and MOMD initiatives, and with the Kresge project overall. 

Mental Health Learning Exchange One-Pager

This document overviews CLASP’s learning exchange events, including an internal learning exchange, two webinars, and office hours with advisory board members. 

MOMD + PATH Learning Exchange 

This document is the agenda of CLASP’s learning exchange meeting. 

Breaking Barriers: Changing Systems

This is a recording of CLASP’s learning exchange, which served as the official close of both the PATH and MOMD projects. Each state or locality created a sustainability plan and shared key accomplishments. 


MOMD Project Overview 

This is an overview of the Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) project. 

Systems Change Framework 

This is CLASP’s Systems Change Framework for our maternal depression work. 

Technical Assistance Menu 

This is a compilation of the different types of technical assistance that CLASP offered MOMD states.

MOMD Goals 

This document lists the goals of all three MOMD projects. 

New Jersey MOMD State Theory of Change 

This document overview NJ’s theory of change for the MOMD project. 

New York MOMD State Theory of Change

This document overview NY’s theory of change for the MOMD project. 

Pennsylvania MOMD State Theory of Change 

This document overview PA’s theory of change for the MOMD project. 


Continuum of Services Models Memo 

The New York MOMD team wanted to understand about other behavioral health continuum of services models used in other states, countries, or communities. This memo highlighted some examples to inform New York’s conversations about the workforce needed for a mother during the prevention, screening, referral and treatment process in maternal mental health. 

Racial Equity Memo

This memo is an in-depth compendium of CLASP’s racial equity principles, barriers to advancing equity, and strategies for overcoming those barriers. The memo includes numerous examples of successful work and strategies from across the country. 

State Legislation Memo

This memo is a list of many different ways that states have used legislation to advance maternal depression-related policy. States have passed or introduced laws related to screening, awareness, increasing the availability of services, and more. 

Federal Guidance Memo 

This memo is a compilation of guidance from different federal agencies about maternal depression such as the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, The Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services, and others. 


PATH: policy and systems change framework 

This is an overview of CLASP’s system change framework for PATH

PATH goals

This document lists the goals of both PATH projects 

Utah PATH Theory of Change

This document overviews Utah’s theory of change for the PATH project. 

Prince George’s County PATH Theory of Change 

This document overviews Prince George’s County’s theory of change for the PATH project. 


Mobile Crisis and Stabilization Financing 

This memo outlines options for how to structure reimbursement for mobile crisis and stabilization services through Medicaid. 

Policy Options to Reduce Service Cliffs/Gaps for Transition Age Youth 

This memo provides an overview of policy options for improving access, payment, or the structure of services for transition-age-youth. 

Health Equity Memo 

This memo overviews broad policy solutions that can help to reduce both physical and mental health inequities, focusing on holistic interventions that can work to eliminate inequities across physical, mental, and maternal health. 

Core Competencies Memo

This memo outlines ten core competencies for behavioral health providers working with transition-aged-youth 

Youth Advisory Memo

This memo highlights two local-level youth advisory models that could inform Prince George’s County’s system-wide youth engagement strategy  

Alternative Financing Strategies Memo

This memo provides an overview of potential changes to Medicaid financing to better cover a comprehensive service array for transition-aged-youth 

Alternative Strategies Memo Coenrollment 

This memo provides an overview of co-enrollment strategies as a way to bridge adult and child-serving systems 

Bundled Rate Memo

This memo provides examples of bundled rates that have been in place for several years, offering evidence that it is possible to develop youth in transition bundled rate that would cover clinical treatment, recovery support, and prevention and promotion services for transition-aged-youth. 

Youth Offices Memo

This memo overviews existing Youth in Transition offices at the state and local level to inform Utah’s planning of their youth-in-transition office 

HIPPA and Minor Consent Memo 

This memo overviews consent and confidentiality requirements for minors at both the federal and state level and recommends several practices and policy changes to better serve youth in Utah 

Physical and Behavioral Health Integration Memo 

This memo provides an overview of key considerations related to integrating physical and behavioral health, including examples from other states, decision points, and recommendations. It will guide the integration subcommittee in their development of a blueprint to integrate physical and behavioral health for transition-aged-youth in Utah 

Presumptive Eligibility and Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Memo  

This memo overviews examples of presumptive eligibility and hospital presumptive eligibility in multiple states and recommends strategies Prince George’s County could use to increase behavioral health access for TAY. 

 School-Based Health Centers Memo

This memo overviews school-based health services in other states and counties and will help to inform the county’s rollout of expanded school mental health 

Other TA Documents 

YAB Policy 101: Telehealth Regulations

CLASP led a workshop with Prince George’s County’s Youth Action Board on how to create a policy agenda around telehealth.  

YUTAC Policy 101: Minor Consent 

CLASP led a workshop with Utah’s Youth of Utah Transition-Age-Youth Advisory Council to create a policy agenda around minor consent. 

Recommendations for Transition-Age-Youth Friendly Telehealth Regulations

This document offers recommendations to the Maryland Health Department to ensure new telehealth regulations meet the needs of transition-age-youth. 

TAY Friendly Telehealth Regs Sign On Letter

Draft letter for Prince George’s County to finalize and send to the Maryland Department of Health including Transition Aged Youth friendly revisions to existing telehealth regulations. 

Medical Necessity Criteria Proposed Changes 

This document outlines proposed changes to Maryland’s medical necessity criteria to better serve transition-age-youth. 

Sample Legislative Language for Minor Consent

This document provides sample legislative language Utah could use when advocating for minor consent legislation. 

Utah May 2019 Site Visit Notes 

Notes from the kick-off site visit to Utah 

Prince George’s County June 2019 Site Visit Notes

Notes from the kick-off site visit to Prince George’s County 

County BH Initiatives Goals and Targets

A visual map of how the goals and target populations of Prince George’s County’s three gaps relate to one another 

YHDP Chart

This chart overviews the needs, objectives, activities, and projects we have collaboratively identified as behavioral health priorities for TAY

Medicaid Waiver Chart 

A chart of the different types of Medicaid waivers and their primary purposes 

Utah Site Visit Notes – TAY Office Strategic Plan 

A working document of a strategic plan for the youth-in-transition office, developed during the October 2019 site visit 

Utah Site Visit Notes – Blueprint for Integration 

Notes from the October 2019 site visit on plans and priorities for integration, with the eventual goal of writing a public-facing integration blueprint 

Advisory Board:

Advisory Board Members

January 2020 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

June 2019 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

March 2019 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda 


Clelie Choute: Founder of Raw Uncut Woman fights systemic barriers impacting women

Our Ground, Our Voices: Uprooting Structural Barriers on Capitol Hill 

Preventing ACEs: Getting to the Root of Community Trauma

Young Minds Matter: Historical and Cultural Trauma 

How Trump’s Budget Impacts Key Mental Health Services

Supporting Mothers of Color with Culturally Relevant Mental Health Services

Steps Towards Health Equity in Opioid Response Legislation 

No More Barriers 

A Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap for Policymakers

Healing Intergenerational Trauma: A Conversation with Jazmine Wildcat

Defund Police in Schools and Expand School-Based Mental Health 

How state Medicaid agencies can improve maternal mental health and mortality 

Maryland’s Medicaid telehealth law opens new opportunities for young people

Presumptive Eligibility: Critical Tool for Protecting Young People During the Pandemic 

Publications and Events:

Between the Lines: Understanding our Country’s Racialized Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic 

Our Ground Our Voices: Economic Justice for Young Women of Color — Hill Briefing with Rep. Ayanna Pressley 

Looking at Life Different: Equitable Mental Health Support for Young Adult Parents 

Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities 

Our Ground, Our Voices: Systems of Power and Young Women of Color

Go Throughs to Get Through: Mental Health Experiences of Young Adults in Poverty 

Maternal Depression and Young Adult Mental Health 

Policy for Transformed Lives: Executive Summary

State and Local Efforts to Support Young Adult Mental Health: Policy for Transformed Lives

Barriers to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Adults: Policy for Transformed Lives

State Opportunities for Young Adult Mental Health Policy and Systems Change: Policy for Transformed Lives

Ten Core Competencies for Youth and Young Adult Centered Mental Health Systems

Unlocking Transformation and Healing: Policy Options for Accessible Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Care 

PATH and MOMD: Lessons for Mental Health Systems and Policy Change

Core Principles to Reframe Mental and Behavioral Health Policy

Why We Can’t Wait: A Youth Data Portrait on Health and Well-being

Protest, Movement Building, and Mental Health: A Conversation with Young Leaders

Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities: Centering Impacted Voices to Reimagine a New Vision of Justice

Divest to Save Black Lives. Invest to Heal Communities: Advancing a New Vision of Justice

A Conversation about Healing Justice with Cara Page

Criminalization to Healing: The Movement to Decriminalize Education

Criminalization to Healing: Reimagining Safety in Schools

Breaking Mental Health Barriers: Accomplishments and Lessons From the Field

Moving from Systems to Policy Change: Financing Opportunities  

Listening to Young Parents: The Multigenerational Making of Mental Health

How the History of Racism is Negatively Affecting Our Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic 

Advancing Equity in Maternal Mental Health: Strategies for State Medicaid Programs

Redefining Evidence-Based Practices: Expanding our View of Evidence

Mental and Behavioral Health Fixes During the COVID-19 Crisis, and Beyond

Advancing Racial Equity in Maternal Mental Health Policy

Live Panel: Mental Health Reform & Suicide Prevention in the Era of COVID-19

BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month 


CLASP’s Letter on Improving Mental Health Outcomes Among Minority and Health Disparity Populations

CLASP Comments on Patient Protection & ACA; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

CLASP Comments on Missouri’s Targeted Benefits for Pregnant Women and Demonstration

CLASP Comments on New Jersey’s 1115 Continuity of Care and Administrative Simplification Waiver