Free Webinar – October 31, 2017

A Multi-Sector Approach to Improving Child Mental Health: The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care

9 am PT/10 am MT/11 am CT/12 Noon ET

Dr. Lee Beers
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Children’s National’s Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health and Child Health Advocacy Institute

Mental health is a significant health need identified in many of our hospital service areas. In this country, approximately 13% of youth live with a serious mental illness, but only about 20% of those with mental illness get the help they need. While primary care providers are often positioned to assess a child’s behavioral problems early on, many feel ill-equipped to make the right referrals, prescribe medications, or manage a chronic condition. To give pediatricians the resources they need, Children’s National worked with other area intuitions to establish the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care.

This webinar will describe local efforts by Children’s National to integrate mental health services into pediatric primary care. Dr. Beers will describe several key initiatives of the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care and discuss how taking a health network approach to this complex issue improves outcomes and provides community benefit.

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