FROM MY COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS NEWSLETTER:
Report - Strategies to Support the Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care
The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is pleased to release an issue paper, Strategies to Support the Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care, examining the landscape for mental health service delivery to children, including a discussion of the role of federal and state agencies, as well as public and private insurance. With the aim of informing and facilitating discussions on how mental health care can be fully integrated into pediatric primary care, the issue brief reviews information on mental health programs, practices and guidelines and discusses strategies health plans can utilize to improve early identification and treatment for children in primary care. To view the report visit here.