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Many patient-centered medical home (PCMH) demonstration projects have been initiated across the United States. Although a few have included treatment for depressive disorders as a component of a larger intervention (Bitton et al, 2010), most have not explicitly addressed mental health. Consensus has yet to emerge on whether strategies used to deliver mental health treatment in primary care are consistent with the core elements of the PCMH or the extent to which adoption of the PCMH concept will facilitate the delivery of such treatment in primary care.
To address the following 4 questions, this webinar examines the PCMH concept and successful approaches to delivering mental health treatment in primary care:
- Why should mental health problems be priorities for the PCMH?
- Are evidence-based strategies used to deliver mental health treatment in primary care consistent with PCMH core components?
- How can the PCMH meet the needs of diverse patient populations with complex mental health and related problems?
- What policy and programmatic actions are needed to ensure the feasibility of integrating mental health treatment into the PCMH?
- Raise awareness of the need for mental health care in the medical home setting.
- Prevent patient harm by implementing patient safety techniques.
- Improve health care outcomes by adhering to proven best practices for integrating mental health services into your medical home.
- Promote mental health in your medical home.
If you are unable to attend the live event, the archived
event will be available until March 4, 2013. The registration fee is $134.95. About the Speakers
Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP, has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings; access to health care for underserved populations; primary care of children with special health care needs; and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.
She has held several academic positions and is currently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and clinical director of the Northwest Community Care Network (a regional network of North Carolina Medicaid providers). She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), serving as a past chair of the AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health from 2004 to 2010; and currently as a member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group.
Marian F. Earls, MD, FAAP is the lead pediatric consultant for Community Care of North Carolina and the current lead on the state Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Quality Demonstration Grant.She is also a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. Dr Earls is immediate past president of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPS)and chair of the NCPS Mental Health/School Health Committee.Dr Earlshas been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health and was lead author on the committee clinical report, "Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Into Pediatric Practice" (Pediatrics. 2010;126:1032–1039).
She is a liaison from the AAP to the American Academy of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Early Education and Child Care, and is a member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group, which is charged with national dissemination of mental health integration in primary care pediatrics.