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Reducing Administrative and Financial Barriers


Primary care clinicians have unique strengths, skills, and opportunities to identify and address the unmet mental health needs of children and adolescents; however, many administrative and financial barriers currently prevent them from fulfilling their potential. This special article from the AAP and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry outlines the barriers to providing collaborative mental health care. For those who want to learn more, the authors have also written a background paper, which delves into the issues and the need for collaboration.