RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Leaders in Integrated Health Care for Children
January 2, 2014

The December edition of the PA CASSP Newsletter focuses on Pennsylvania’s work on integrating physical and behavioral health for children. The newsletter features articles and stories from providers and clinicians that describe the growing movement to screen for behavioral health issues in primary care settings and to co-locate physical and behavioral health care services. Many of articles were contributed by RCPA members and their physical health care partners. Members frequently represent the vanguard of practitioners and providers developing integrated care models in communities. Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Deputy Secretary Dennis Marion also contributed a guest editorial reporting on efforts by state government to advance initiatives that hold the promise for a better integrated, consumer-friendly system of physical and behavioral health care for adults and children. The RCPA Children’s Committee and its members have made integrated health care a priority over the past several years in response to consumers, families, and research demonstrating that integrated care offers the best route to good clinical outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

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