From the Maternal and Child Health E-Newsletter:
3. FUNDERS DISCUSS EFFORTS TO INTEGRATE MENTAL HEALTH AND ORAL HEALTH
INTO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE
Critical Services for Our Children: Integrating Mental and Oral Health into Primary Care presents a summary of a discussion among grantmakers and health services researchers about improving the children's health care system by better integrating oral and mental health services into primary care. The issue brief is based on a Grantmakers in Health Issue
Dialogue held on April 17, 2007, that focused on strategies for reducing fragmentation of services and explored opportunities for health funders. An overview of the issue, possible solutions, a conclusion, and references are provided. Topics include challenges to an integrated children's health system and examples of how health funders are addressing the problems. The issue brief is available here. An executive summary is also available here.