The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting the planning and development of statewide, regional or tribal pediatric mental health care tele-consult access programs. These networks of pediatric mental health care teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination support for pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions.
This funding opportunity is available for (1) continuation of current awardees whose project began in FY 2018 and 2019 whose project period is ending and (2) new awards to expand the program into new geographic areas.
All successful recipients will focus on addressing disparities in access to care, especially in rural and other underserved areas. Successful applicants will establish methods to achieve health equity goals and objectives in pediatric behavioral health.
This program will serve as a resource for pediatric primary care providers serving children and adolescents, including, but not limited to, pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The programs are encouraged to broaden the reach to additional providers such as physician specialists (e.g., developmental-behavioral pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists, endocrinologists, and gastroenterologists), pharmacists, occupational therapists, behavioral health clinicians, care coordinators, mental health counselors such as addiction specialists, and social workers.
Programs are strongly encouraged to reach school-based and emergency department providers.
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