Georgia AAP Launches Behavioral Health Too!

Behavioral Health Too! is shedding light on the importance of mental health by striving to improve access to services, aiding in earlier detection and treatment, and positive health outcomes. We’ve formed collaborations with incredible partners to support our mission. 

AIME 

To strengthen the working relationships between Pediatricians and Community Service Boards.

  • Promoting the System of Care and highlighting family & youth peer support to pediatricians
  • Creating information materials to outline CSB services to pediatricians
  • Obtaining feedback from pediatricians on CSB services for DBHDD

 

Healthy People 2030

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on infant, child, and adolescent wellbeing and mental health.

  • Increase the proportion of children with mental health problems who get treatment.
  • Increase the proportion of adolescents with depression who get treatment.

Georgia Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

To coordinate increased access to pediatric mental health services, especially in underserved communities, through telehealth-based health integration in pediatric primary care in Georgia.

  • Implement training to increase the number of pediatric primary care providers in Georgia who are trained to screen, treat and/or refer children affected by behavioral disorders, especially those who live in rural and underserved areas.
  • Provide support to the pediatric primary care workforce in Georgia through access to regional pediatric mental health teams providing behavioral health consultations, referral information, and care coordination.
  • Implement a marketing strategy to promote the GA-PMHCA program including Provider Training and Teleconsultation Advice Line.

BH2! Seeking Advisory Committee Members

Behavioral Health Too (BH2)! is now recruiting members to serve on the advisory committee. The committee is composed of former and current pediatricians who provide feedback and ideas on the new project to improve their patients access to behavioral and mental health services.

The committee currently meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 12PM via Zoom.

Anyone interested in joining can contact Hannah Smith at HSmith@gaaap.org.