Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has announced a new $10 million campaign to support Kids’ Minds Matter. 

Kids’ Minds Matter aims to improve access to care for families and provide a framework to connect community partners. The organization has already funded new diagnostic and treatment protocols that will roll out in the community in the coming months. These protocols provide early intervention services for young people dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma, a press release states.

Kids’ Minds Matter is developing the Golisano Center of Excellence for Pediatric Mental Health. This is a four-tiered model of care that clinically aligns the community, inpatient and outpatient care.

Dr. Paul Simeone has been appointed as vice president of mental and behavioral health for Lee Health’s Center for Population Health.

Lee Health Foundation will host its Secret Garden Gala, a Kids’ Minds Matter fundraising event, on March 6 at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs.

For more information or to donate, visit KidsMindsMatter.com or call (239) 343-6950.