Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
Application: Aug 13, 2018
The Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program provides funding to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental healthcare telehealth access programs.
The program goals are to:
- Increase the availability and accessibility of statewide or regional networks of pediatric mental health teams composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed mental health professionals, and case coordinators through telehealth consultation and referral to pediatric primary care practitioners caring for children and adolescents with behavioral disorders
- Conduct training and provide technical assistance to primary care providers to enable them to conduct early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for children with behavioral health conditions
- Provide information to pediatric providers about, and assist pediatric providers in accessing pediatric mental healthcare providers, with the overarching goal of providing timely detection, assessment, treatment, and referral of children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders through telehealth, using evidence-based practices and methods such as web-based education and training sessions
- Improve access through telehealth to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with identified behavioral health disorders, especially those living in rural and other underserved areas
Eligible applicants include:
- Political subdivisions of states
- Tribal organizations
Estimated award amount: $445,000 per
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $8,900,000
A 20% non-federal match is required.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to HRSADSO@hrsa.gov by July 17, 2018. Instructions for the letter of intent are provided in the application instructions.
Applicant webinar recording:
Playback number: 888.203.1112
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