NIHCM Webinar: Pediatric Mental Health: Strategies to Integrate into Primary Care
NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar, "Pediatric Mental Health Care: Strategies to Integrate Early Identification and Treatment into Primary Care" on December 4, 2008. This webinar explored the current state of mental health services delivered to children during primary care, including a discussion of how mental health parity legislation will affect the future delivery of services in primary care. It also discussed the current guidelines and training opportunities for primary care providers on mental health screening and treatment, including the recently updated Bright Futures guidelines. Finally, the session highlighted current health plan and health plan foundation efforts to support the integration of mental health services into primary care.