Applying the Behavioral Health Consultant Model to the Pediatric PCMH

Applying the Behavioral Health Consultant Model to the Pediatric PCMH

On-Demand Webcast
FACULTY

Suzanne Kaseta, MD, MMM; Kimberly Palmer, LCSW-R; Emily Sheboy 

ABSTRACT

It is estimated that 20% of pediatric patients have a diagnosable behavioral or emotional disorder. The most common place that patients with behavioral or mental health needs present is at the primary care office, therefore the need to address behavioral concerns in pediatric practice is significant. Boston Children's Health Physicians (BCHP) integrated behavioral health consultants into their pediatric PCMH. This session will explore implementation steps, best practices, failures, and outcomes from the first year of integrated behavioral health in BCHP’s pediatric primary care.