The Healthy US Collaborative Announces TakeFive

Dear Lovell Foundation,

We are pleased to let you know that today we launched TakeFive, a micro campaign of The TakeCare Campaign! The purpose of this special effort is to widely promote five of the film shorts that are particularly relevant during COVID-19.

With TakeFive and TakeCare, we aim to reach the broadest range of Americans possible by addressing the most prevalent and preventable health care issues facing our nation. Our goal with these powerful short films is for each of us to see ourselves within the characters in the films – to help trigger an a-ha moment for each of us.

We’ve created a dedicated landing page encouraging visitors to sign up for an email newsletter. We also are initiating an Instagram campaign to raise awareness of TakeFive and to share the films, blogs written by our health advisors, Did You Knows which are interesting facts about health and well-being, and other content.

We would love your help to spread these dynamic new health-promoting resources to everyone we can reach.

  • Please visit to sign up for our email newsletter.
  • Follow and engage with us on Instagram @takecareus.
  • Read a blog on ThriveGlobal authored by our medical advisor, Dr. Judy Salerno, the president of the New York Academy of Medicine. She presents an overview of the five film shorts featured in the micro campaign.
  • Please use the attached viewing guide to have conversations with your colleagues, patients, and friends.
  • Send us any information on leaders or colleagues you think would be interested in hearing from us.
  • Finally, feel free to share any evidence-based tools that you believe could help people on their journey to health and well-being, particularly during COVID-19. We will post and disseminate some of these materials through TakeFive and TakeCare channels.  Email your content to Sharon at

We truly value your support and hope together we can help our country through these unprecedented times.

Christy Mack, Co-founder and Chair
Ann Lovell, Co-founder and Vice Chair
Sharon Reis, Executive Director

The Healthy US Collaborative
The TakeCare Campaign and TakeFive

NAMI COVID-19 Resources

Click here for information and resources on mental health during COVID-19 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

To register for the the forthcoming Ask the Expert on youth mental health in the time of COVID-19, click here.

Girl Scouts Cookie Care Digital Campaign

In the wake of COVID-19, Girl Scouts USA has launched a digital Cookie Care Campaign as traditional sales were suspended. Click here for more information. Over the past few weeks, Girl Scouts have stepped up in amazing ways to stay connected, help each other, and make a difference in their communities.

Recording of NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: COVID-19 and Mental Health

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 Click here to access the recording.

Files for Download from the webinar:

Presentation Slides

NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide

Working Remotely During COVID-19 Guide by the Center for Workplace Mental Health

You can find additional resources related to mental health and workplace at

Integrative Approaches to COVID-19

Please click here for a pdf of information on integrative approaches to COVID-19 from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM).

The same information can be found here on their website.


Governor Ducey Signs Jake’s Law

From the Help & Hope for YOUth newsletter:

On March 3, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey joined mental health advocates, legislators and family members affected by suicide to sign SB1523, also known as Jake’s Law. The legislation, introduced by Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Jeff Weninger, requires health care insurers to cover mental health like they would cover physical health. The bipartisan bill passed through the Arizona legislature with unanimous support and fulfills a significant legislative priority highlighted in Governor Ducey’s State of the State Address.

SB1523 is named in honor of Jake Machovsky, an Arizona teen who lost his life to suicide in 2016 after battling mental health issues. Jake’s parents, Denise and Ben, started the JEM Foundation to end youth suicide and expand behavioral health services.

For more information about Jake’s Law, click here.

Funding Collaboration for End of Life Care and Planning

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation have announced their continued partnership to award nonprofit grants, cooperatively addressing issues related to the awareness, understanding, and availability of end-of-life care and planning, particularly for underserved and vulnerable communities in Pima County.

This funding partnership began in 2017 when the two foundations awarded more than
$3 million to support end-of-life care programs in Arizona. The Lovell Foundation has awarded a total of $3,459,103 for end-of-life care and planning projects, and CFSA has granted a total of $472,550. These grants supported end-of-life care programs that engage the community, educate professionals and patients, institute organizational and community standards of practice, develop the healthcare workforce, and impact public policy.

“Our collective goal is to fundamentally change the narrative on how we plan for, care for, and experience death and dying in Southern Arizona and beyond,” said John Amoroso, Executive Director of the Lovell Foundation. “Ultimately we all – individuals, families, caregivers, health systems, and communities – bear the responsibility for changing the status quo by helping each other to engage in compassionate, honest conversations about our mortality, the type of healthcare we wish to receive, and how it is given across the spectrum of life choices,” he shared.

All participating nonprofits share Amoroso’s vision, several having worked together in years past and now as part of the End-of-Life Care Partnership anchored at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. This innovative community-wide collaboration is one of the most significant community-based end-of-life care initiatives in the nation.

“We believe in the power of nonprofit and funding organizations working together to address issues collaboratively,” said CFSA President and CEO, Clint Mabie. “We are honored to steward Shaaron Kent’s legacy to the community. Her endowment fund at CFSA allows us to award grants that will help grow a ‘change network’ by supporting and empowering organizations that are addressing hospice care issues and the universal experiences of death, dying, and grieving.”

Click here for instructions and guidelines to submit a Letter of Interest.

To learn more about the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, visit

Girl Scouts Launches New Gender Parity Initiative

Girl Scouts of the USA has launched Fair Play, Equal Pay™, a new gender parity initiative that will engage businesses to take action now to help build a more equitable future for girls. One of the most comprehensive and solutions-oriented corporate gender parity programs to date, GSUSA’s Fair Play, Equal Pay initiative leverages the power and impact of the Girl Scout brand to encourage companies that work with Girl Scouts to take the pledge toward parity and equal pay for equal work.

Click here to read their blog post.