Partnering With The Jed Foundation for the Risk Management Premium Credit
In this year’s Risk Management Premium Credit (RMPC) program, United Educators (UE) partnered with The Jed Foundation (JED) to help members promote emotional well-being and prevent substance misuse and suicide. To earn the premium credit, your institution may choose to sign an agreement to implement one of JED’s programs.
What Is JED?
JED is a non-profit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools, colleges, and universities to help strengthen their capacity to support mental health, reduce substance misuse, and implement effective suicide prevention programs and systems. JED has worked with nearly 400 colleges and universities and 65 high schools nationwide, reaching more than 4.6 million students.
JED offers three programs that improve institutions’ ability to support students’ mental health. Participating would benefit your institution’s efforts to support students’ mental health and can provide your institution with useful risk management tools.
JED Program Options
Two program options are available for higher education institutions:
- JED Campus is a four-year strategic partnership that guides colleges and universities through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program, and policy development with customized support to build upon existing efforts to address student mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention.
- JED Campus Fundamentals is an 18-month evidence-based program for colleges and universities to comprehensively support student mental health, reduce substance misuse, and prevent suicide. Adapted from the flagship JED Campus program, Fundamentals offers components of that program on a shorter timeline with the option to add elements as needed or extend to the four-year program.
- JED High School (grades nine through 12) is an 18- to 24-month program to assess and strengthen your policies, programs, and systems to support student mental health, reduce substance misuse, and prevent suicide.
This strategic partnership enables you to enhance systems and programs in seven domains key to student well-being such as increasing help-seeking behaviors among students, improving recognition and response to students at risk, and creating a safe school environment.
There is a cost involved for JED programs. Visit the pages linked above for information, including pricing, on each program.
How to Participate
This new activity will be available for the 2022-23 RMPC program (for UE members renewing between May 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023).
To apply JED’s programs to your premium credit, we will ask your institution to upload a signed agreement with JED. That agreement commits your institution to implementing one of JED’s three programs. Because these are multi-year commitments, your institution doesn’t need to complete the chosen program to earn the premium credit.
To select one of the JED programs, go to your Intake Form, select Student Mental Health, and then select the option that refers to JED’s programs, which you can find on your RMPC Dashboard. Your institution must contact JED and work with it directly on implementation.