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Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care

General Information on Integrated Care

The Academy: Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care (Coming Soon)
This website is a comprehensive resource on integrated care.

Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care: A Clinician’s Toolkit
This toolkit provides ready-to-use resources and tools on screening and assessment instruments, time-saving documentation and referral tools, coding aids, billing and payment tips, community resource guides and much more for primary care providers to use in their offices.

Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center
This center provides research, training and tools that allow providers to implement integrated care.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Mental Health
This website provides primary care providers with resources, tools and information on addressing mental health in the primary care setting.

Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care
This center examines ways to integrate mental health care in primary care settings and aims to empower primary care providers to address mental health issues.

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA)
This association promotes integrated care by providing education, training, partnering, consultation, research and advocacy.

Connecting Body and Mind: A Resource Guide to Integrated Health Care in Texas and the United States
This report summarizes various approaches to integration and what is known about their effectiveness and identifies resources to assist communities in developing and implementing integrated care.

The Future of Pediatrics: Mental Health Competencies for Pediatric Primary Care
This article discusses the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed by primary care providers to address mental heath issues.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Rural Settings
This webinar provides an overview of primary care and mental health integration models for primary care providers in rural settings to consider.

Integrated Behavioral Health Project
This virtual library provides a wide range of resources for those contemplating, planning or operating integrative care programs.

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid: An Online Toolkit
This online toolkit includes policy-related materials, hands-on tools, templates and resources from states to help guide efforts in implementing integrated care.

Mental Health Care Services in Primary Care: Tackling the
Issues in the Context of Health Care Reform This paper considers the role of primary care in the delivery of mental health care services and how this can be improved, highlighting provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
This center provides webinars, training and technical assistance to promote the development of integrated services and supports.

Strategies to Support the Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care
This paper provides an overview of research advances and policy trends that support integration of mental health into primary care and explores various strategies primary care providers and health plans can employ to achieve more coordinated and integrated mental health care in the pediatric primary care setting.

Steps to Integrated Care

Information, Support and Resources for Youth and Families

Medical Home Overview Informational Flyers
These downloadable materials provide an overview of the medical home tailored for various audiences, including parents and children, to help spread the message that every child deserves a medical home.

Medical Home Practice Brochure Template
This editable template allows primary care practices to create a brochure to communicate with families about their office hours, contact information after normal business hours and other key health information and family resources.

Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care Resource Center
This website includes NAMI’s survey on the family experience with primary care and a broad range of mental health resources for primary care providers to distribute in their offices.

Provider Education and Cross Training

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Education and Training
The AAP provides a broad range of education and training activities designed to develop, maintain and increase skills of primary providers to address mental health issues.

The REACH Institute: Primary Care Professionals Training
The Institute provides training for primary care providers on delivering pediatric behavioral health care and on the use of psychiatric medications for children and adolescents.

AIMS Academy
The academy provides various training opportunities for health care providers and administrators on integrated care.

What Families Want from Primary Care
This brochure guides providers on what families expect from their primary care providers when addressing mental health concerns.

Mental Health Screening

Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health
This guide provides primary care health professionals with the tools needed to promote mental health in children, adolescents and their families. It also helps them recognize the early stages of mental health problems and mental disorders and to intervene appropriately.

Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion
This guide enhances primary care providers' ability to screen for and intervene early in the treatment of common mental health conditions in children and adolescents.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
This website provides information about SBIRT, an approach to health care delivery that promotes the early identification of persons with substance use disorders as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.

TeenScreen Primary Care Program
This program provides resources for primary care providers who want to incorporate adolescent mental health screening in their practices.

Collaborative or Coordinated Care

A Guide to Building Collaborative Mental Health Care Partnerships In Pediatric Primary Care
This guide helps child and adolescent psychiatrists in understanding, building and implementing collaborative mental health care partnerships in the primary care setting.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Collaborative Projects
This site provides a list of collaborative projects to provide mental health services for children in primary care.

A National Agenda for Research in Collaborative Care:
Papers from the Collaborative Care Research Network Research Development Conference These research papers describe the creation of a research agenda for collaborative care.

Collaborative Care Research Network
This network allows primary care providers from across the country to ask questions and investigate how to make collaborative care work more effectively in their practices. It also supports, conducts and disseminates practice-based primary care effectiveness research that examines the clinical, financial and operational impact of combining mental health, substance use and physical health services.

Becoming More Involved in the Integrated Care Movement

Family Advisory Groups
This web page includes a list of resources available to help families form advisory groups in a primary care practice. Family advisory group can be an effective way for families to influence quality improvement at a practice.

National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs
This advocacy network promotes the development, sustainability and quality of child mental health and psychiatry access programs that are designed to address the mental health needs of children and adolescents within the primary care setting.

Parents Partnering with Managed Care Plans
This brochure from Family Voices describes how families and managed care plans can develop partnerships focused on improving care for children living with mental health conditions.

Working to Improve Mental Health Services: The North Carolina Advocacy Effort
This article describes North Carolina’s advocacy effort to improve reimbursement of pediatricians who coordinate and provide mental health services and supports in the primary care setting.

Communication and Information Sharing

Building Your Care Notebook
This web section provides everything families need to develop a care notebook for their child. A care notebook helps families collect important information about their child’s care and maintain the lines of communication between their child’s health care providers.

Collaborate with Mental Health Providers
This document includes strategies for how primary care providers can effectively collaborate with mental health providers, an overview of confidentiality statutes and a sample physician referral and feedback form.

Communication Forms
This web section includes a list of consultation and disclosure forms for use between mental health and primary care providers developed by the North Carolina Center of Excellence for Integrated Care. (Click “Practice Tools” and then “Communication Forms)

Protecting Confidential Health Services for Adolescents and Young Adults: Strategies and Considerations for Health Plans
This issue brief reviews the importance of access to confidential health services for adolescents and young adults, the legal protections in place to ensure confidential care delivery for them and health insurance system barriers and other challenges to delivering that confidential care.

Primary Care Referral and Feedback Form
This sample referral and feedback form helps to facilitate communication between mental health and primary care providers.

Tips for Families: Talking with Your Pediatrician about Mental Health Concerns (Coming Soon)
This article provides strategies for families on how to talk with their primary care provider when they have concerns about their child’s mental health.
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Financing Integrated Care

Coding Fact Sheets
These coding fact sheets guide primary care practices on how to code for providing mental health care to children with ADHD, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other diagnoses.

Improving Mental Health Services in Primary Care: Reducing
Administrative and Financial Barriers to Access and Collaboration This white paper addresses the administrative and financial barriers that primary care providers and children's mental health providers face in providing integrated care.

Priorities and Practicalities: Obtaining Payment for Mental Health Services
This webinar explores strategies for maximizing payment for mental health services in a pediatric office setting.

State Options for Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Care
This brief describes existing and emerging options that are being used or considered by states for integrating the management and financing of physical and behavioral health services, with a focus on individuals with serious behavioral health needs.

The Medical Home and Health Home

Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI)
This website offers a wide range of resources to educate families about the medical home and increase their role in the development of medical homes. (Click “Knowledge/Resource Center” and then “For Patients/Families”)

Focus on Health Reform: Medicaid’s New “Health Home” Option
This article provides key information about the new health home option under Medicaid and summarizes the guidance provided to states about the health home option.

Linking and Integrating with Primary Care: Medical Home Model for Children's Mental Health
This webinar provides an overview of opportunities provided by the medical home model for children's mental health and primary care to strengthen their collaboration by shifting the paradigm from a referral based system to a linked and integrated system.

The Medical Home: A Model for 21st Century Health Care (Coming Soon)
This article provides an introduction to the concept of a medical home for families.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation
This web section of the National Center for Medical Home Implementation website provides information on how families can partner with their health care providers, build a care plan for your child and link to key community and state resources.

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
This coalition aims to advance the patient-centered medical home by providing public conferences, webinars, policy papers, guides and toolkits.

Principles of Patient-and Family-Centered Care: The Medical Home from the Consumer Perspective
This article provides families with the basic principles that should guide the development of their medical home.

Model Programs

If you have a model program to include in this online resource list, please email information about the program to Dana Markey, program manager, at

Cherokee Health Systems
This website provides a detailed overview of Cherokee Health Systems’ integrated care program, including information about its financing, staffing and structure.

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project
This website offers information about the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project but also provides resources for other states interested in implementing similar programs.

NC Center for Excellence for Integrated Care
This website provides an overview of North Carolina’s integrated care projects and provides a broad range of practical tools primary care providers can use integrate care in their offices.

Family Organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Mental Health America

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH)

Health Care Provider Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

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