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Uneo Health Selected By Maryland Commission To Provide Behavioral Health Services for Maryland Students

This partnership will make it easier for thousands of teenagers to get the support they need for their behavioral health through Uneo Health’s Prosper app.

Baltimore, MD - March 20, 2024 - Uneo Health, a Maryland-based start-up, announced a partnership with the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports (Consortium) and Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) to increase access to behavioral health tools and support systems for Maryland teenagers. The Consortium has chosen Uneo Health to support its initiatives aimed at helping students improve behavioral health by extending the support provided by school-based wellness staff through Uneo Health’s Prosper self-care app. Uneo Health is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Maryland, Bowie State University, and A Mylestone Group to implement these services seamlessly and exponentially to thousands of high school students in three Maryland counties.

According to the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), 39.2 percent of all Maryland high school teens felt sad or hopeless in the past year. In that same survey, 17.3 percent of Maryland high schoolers indicated they attempted suicide in the past 12 months and that number jumped to 18.8 percent for Black and 19.5 percent for Hispanic/ Latino youth underscoring the health equity challenges faced.

“This collaboration with the Maryland Consortium and CHRC is an exciting opportunity for Uneo Health to directly support the empowerment of young adults with the tools and resources needed to make informed choices and maintain positive behavioral health,” said Eric Sullivan, CEO for Uneo Health. “Given the many struggles our youth are having with their mental health, we are optimistic that the Prosper app will be able to significantly extend the support services offered today in Maryland’s high schools.”

The grant award will specifically support the expansion of the Prosper consumer app, a consumer-facing platform developed by Uneo Health that focuses on enhancing mental well-being, promoting self-care, and personalized guided support for high school students in three Maryland counties. Prosper leverages a unique set of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) support tools to help students manage the stressors of daily life while offering geotargeted resources supporting behavioral health and social determinants of health needs.

The Consortium recognizes the expertise and innovation that Uneo Health brings to the table in addressing the unique issues of mental health for students in Maryland. “The Consortium is thrilled to partner with the Uneo Health to support the mental health and wellbeing of Maryland students,” said Consortium Chair David Rudolph. “We look forward to working with Uneo as they implement these grants.”

Grants were awarded by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission at the recommendation of the Consortium, whose purpose is to develop a statewide framework to expand access to comprehensive behavioral health and wraparound services for Maryland students. Funding was made available by the Maryland General Assembly under the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Ch. 36 of 2021). A total of 129 grants were awarded statewide, totaling $111 million. Grants will address a wide range of behavioral health issues through prevention, behavioral health screenings, counseling, addiction treatment, family support, crisis planning and services, telehealth services, support groups, wraparound services, and more. Uneo Health was one of just three consumer app platforms to receive funding through this program.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Eric Sullivan, CEO of Uneo Health. eric@uneohealth.com, (410) 440-8104

About Uneo Health
Uneo Health is a forward-thinking tech start-up dedicated to developing innovative solutions that promote mental well-being in the digital age. The Prosper app, at the core of Uneo Health’s initiatives, is designed to empower individuals to cultivate positive online behaviors and prioritize their mental health.

About the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
The grant was awarded by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC), established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to expand access to health services in underserved communities. Since its inception, the CHRC has awarded 824 grants totaling $238 million in funding, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the State. These programs have collectively served more than 525,575 Marylanders. More information about the CHRC can be found here

About the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports
The Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports (Consortium) was established by the Maryland General Assembly as part of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to create a statewide framework to increase access to coordinated, non-stigmatized, comprehensive behavioral health services statewide. The CHRC is the fiscal agent and provides staff support for the Consortium. More information about the Consortium can be found here

Supported by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. The views presented here are those of the grantee organization and not necessarily those of the Commission, its Executive Director, or its staff.