The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already complex mental health crisis in California

Fear and trauma from COVID-19 infection and deaths, loneliness caused by COVID-19 prevention policies, and disrupted health systems have all caused changes to the mental health of those living throughout the state. The effects of the pandemic on mental health are not yet fully understood, particularly within marginalized and/or vulnerable populations who are faced with unique health, social, and economic challenges. Implementation and evaluation of interventions and care programs are urgently needed. 

As such, in early 2023, CPR³ released an RFP calling for research related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, particularly among sub-populations at increased risk such as the elderly, children, people with pre-existing conditions, and communities with underlying social vulnerabilities.

This RFP is now closed. Register to receive updates on awarded projects and other news. See our Social & Economic Outcomes and Behavior Change & Communication pages for current funding opportunities.

Download Closed Mental Health RFP