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Enhancing Behavioral Health Capacity to Support Boston's Youth

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is the local public health department for the City of Boston. BPHC’s mission envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. In light of the alarming rise in behavioral health challenges among Boston's youth, as evidenced by recent data, BPHC is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to find skilled vendors in community-based behavioral health training. This initiative seeks to support community organizations aiding marginalized youth, particularly youth of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, who face significant behavioral health disparities.

Our goal is to enhance these community organizations' capacity to address both the immediate and long-term behavioral health needs of youth and their caregivers. We seek vendors who can provide innovative training and tools for adults currently working with youth, to aid in early identification of youth behavioral health issues, promote effective community-level behavioral health intervention strategies, and provide clear pathways for adult to guide youth to access Boston's youth behavioral health services. Through this RFP, we aim to empower organizations and create robust support systems for our youth, contributing to their overall well-being and the health of our community.

*Questions are due on March 22, 2024*

*Answers to questions will be posted on March 27, 2024*

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