Help make the Santa Barbara Foundation Behavioral Health and Resilience Educational Series More Personalized, Interactive, and Intelligent, and Directly Applicable to the Communities of Your Greatest Concern.

An App to Fill the Gap!

For Benefactors and Sponsors of the Santa Barbara Behavioral Health Educational Series

Paying Forward Charter Sponsor Packages

  • Our Initial Donation Goal for This Project is $50,000.

Use of Funds:

  • Refining the present program
  • Building, testing, and marketing a special “App to Fill the Gap”
  • Developing other special educational programs in this Behavioral Health Series.
  • Making these programs freely available to economically disadvantaged, minority, and vulnerable members of the community.

Donation:

  • Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable directly to “Resilient Santa Barbara Fund” at the Santa Barbara Foundation
  • For more please click the FUND button on the top right of your screen.

Springs of Amethysts- $ 100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed individual copies of Piloting through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (Julian Gresser/2013)
  • Free gift membership in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • Amethysts awards plus:
  • 5 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Resilience Reflex Ball

Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of Amethyst and Moonstone awards plus:
  • Public lecture in your honor
  • 10 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, and Opal awards plus:
  • ½ workshop/ training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 15 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Jade Eddies - $10K

  • Amethysts, Moonstone, Opal, and Pearl awards, plus:
  • Two ½ workshop/training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, and Jade awards plus:
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Development and delivery of specialized Behavioral Health and Resilience Program for communities of special concern or interest to you.

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Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Jade, and Sapphire awards plus:
  • 10 hours of dedicated free consulting time to community causes of highest priority to sponsor
  • One full day (1) training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • Special prize award to designated cause of choice.

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Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Sapphire, Ruby awards plus:
  • Two full day (1) training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • Matching grants to designated organizations of choice any time within the next three years.

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National costs of impaired resilience to families, organizations, and communities.

Every major illness identified in community health needs assessments and action plans involves an impairment of resilience. The costs to the U.S. annually are easily in the hundreds of $ billions

  • We have not been able to find a reliable assessment of the total costs to the U.S. of an impairment of resilience, much less how a breakdown at any level or in any specific health domain is transferred and multiplies in others. Some modeling on the economics of resilience has been done around managing the uncertainties of disaster relief in order to guide best intervention strategies. But the record is silent on the costs to communities of a breakdown of resilience as it relates to population health, wellbeing, and vitality. We can have a glimpse of a national accounting based on estimates from studies for specific diseases or conditions. For example:
    • Stress is estimated to cost employers in the U.S. annually $300 billion, in health care including burnout, high turnover, lower productivity, litigation resulting from errors and omissions, and so forth. The cost of an impaired resilience which contributes to an organizational inability to manage stress effectively might be attributed a reasonable percentage of these costs.
  • As noted above, every major illness identified in community health needs assessments and action involves an impairment of resilience. Every one of these illnesses entails huge annual costs to communities, including hospitalizations, medical interventions, caregiving, and social costs in crime, and lost productivity. For example:
    • Health Literacy — $238 billion)
    • Alzheimer’s — In 2018, the direct costs to American society are estimated at $277 billion, including $186 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments.
    • Parkinson’s — The annual cost of managing Parkinson’s is $10.78 billion, with direct medical costs accounting for 58% ($6.22 billion) of this total.
    • Obesity — $210 billion
    • Drug, and Substance Abuse — $740 billion

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