Integrating Behavorial Health Services into Pediatric Care Settings: From Developmental Milestones to ADHD (and everything in between)
More than 20% of children and adolescents in the United States have a diagnosable behavioral or mental health problem, but few are recognized and even fewer engage in mental health treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) proposed competencies for providing mental health services in pediatric primary care settings. Achievement of these competencies requires collaborative relationships between primary care providers and mental health professionals as well as innovations in pediatric residency training. This presentation will address the opportunities and challenges of providing integrated behavioral health services in pediatric primary care settings. Topics will include the types of services provided, screening and identification, funding, and systems issues.
This webinar is presented by The Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The webinar series is made possible with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority Integrated Behavioral Health Project in partnership with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, and the Advancing Care Together project of UC-Denver Dept. of Family Medicine.