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Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health

 

Representing a bold new approach to improving the behavioral health and wellness of children and adolescents in Oregon and beyond.
 
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Practicing Promotion and Prevention

The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health is creating a workforce solution to meet the challenges that children and youth face today, through evidence-based promotion and prevention practices.

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A transformational gift

In 2022, the University of Oregon established The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health, a bold new approach to improving the behavioral health and wellness of Oregon’s children. The Portland-based institute is made possible by a lead gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.

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A new profession of child behavioral health specialists
 

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New Horizons for Behavioral Health

The UO's Ballmer Institute is creating a new workforce, accelerating discovery, and reaching across schools and communities.

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Planning for new UO Portland campus moves into high gear

The new location will welcome students, Portland programs and the Ballmer Institute in fall 2023

U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Xavier Becerra met with top Oregon politicians and more than a dozen people involved in mental health to talk about Oregon's mental health system.; credit The Oregonian

Oregon mental health advocates ask top U.S. official for help

The Oregonian/OregonLive writes about a visit from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra


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