Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks. Be a role model by eating healthy yourself.
Improving Access to Mental Health Treatment The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health is enhancing their existing program, the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project, with grant funds to help pediatricians better meet the needs of children and youth with behavioral health issues.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is working on building the capacity of state health agencies to facilitate systems transformation activities by disseminating best practices and materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services State Innovation Model SIM Initiative related to behavioral health which includes both mental health and substance useand other key areas impacting population health.
Behavioral health has often been excluded from traditional primary care practice, making access to these services difficult, particularly for children. To address this concern, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services has used the SIM grant to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care for children.
Specifically, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health is enhancing their existing program, the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project MCPAPwith grant funds to help pediatricians better meet the needs of children and youth with behavioral health issues.
Additionally, it supports PCPs in referring children with more serious behavioral health problems to appropriate psychiatric specialty care. As a result, MCPAP promotes the rational utilization of child psychiatry for the most complex children, such as children whose conditions require treatment with complex or multiple psychiatric medications.
In addition to providing telephonic and in-person child psychiatry consultations, MCPAP staff assist with referrals to community-based behavioral health resources and provide transitional care while families are waiting for outpatient behavioral health services.
SinceMCPAP has been building on its successful model to address early childhood mental health, adolescent substance use, and postpartum depression. Through its innovative integration of behavioral health services and primary care, the state of Massachusetts is helping to address the serious issue of mental illness in children.
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Adam Hodges. He immediately realized Yunuen had an infection in a baby tooth that needed to be extracted. the great healthy yard project - one simple thing we can all do to give our children a healthy future. Healthy Kids/Healthy Kids Dental.
Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19 (Healthy Kids Dental coverage is through age 20).
This holiday season the average American consumer plans to spend * (that’s about 0 billion dollars nationally). And your kids are, of course, excited to be the beneficiaries of this windfall and get a boatload of presents, which is — let’s face it — pretty much the meaning of Christmas. The Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative is the fourth phase of the Allegheny County Maternal and Child Health Care Collaborative's efforts to build a model system of care for families in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.