New Millbank Foundation Report on BH Integration in Pediatric Primary Care
A report released this week from Millbank Foundation continues that organization’s focus, research, and information on the growing integrated physical and behavioral health (BH) care delivery system. Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Considerations and Opportunities for Policymakers, Planners, and Providers reinforces prior and troubling findings that reflect the rate of childhood mental health needs, professional staff shortages, and the extraordinarily high cost of child-adolescent mental health disorders. More important are the findings related to the growth and positive impact of models for consultation, care coordination, and co-located mental health care in pediatrics. The full report as well as other Millbank Memorial Fund publications related to integrating physical and mental health care are available online.