AHA Innovation Challenge

Disrupting Behavioral Health Care

Every problem has a solution. We just need the opportunity and courage to solve it.

The 2020 AHA Innovation Challenge is your opportunity to help people with behavioral health disorders live a more balanced, productive life.

It’s a growing crisis that needs our attention now:

  • One in every five American adults are living with a behavioral health disorder. Only half of them receive treatment.
  • Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers left their jobs for mental health reasons.
  • The number of people dealing with suicidal thoughts increased 47% from 2008 to 2017.

Bring your innovative behavioral health idea to life

Submissions are now open and must be submitted electronically by Friday, May 15, 2020. Winners will be notified by June 22, 2020 and acknowledged at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego, July 19-21, 2020.

Submission Form

Top three proposals receive funding to help bring their ideas to life.

Prizes: $100,000 | $25,000 | $15,000


“It’s time to combine human compassion with innovative thinking to improve behavioral health so people with mental health disorders can live better.”

Jay Bhatt speaking

Jay Bhatt

AHA Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President

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