Project TEACH/NYS AAP December 2020 Newsletter
January 5, 2021
Project TEACH E-Newsletter
Schooling in the Time of COVID
Project TEACH has been working with pediatric practices in New York State since 2010. The project, funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health, has supported and strengthened the critical role that New York State pediatric primary care providers (PCP’s) can play in the early identification and treatment of mild-to-moderate mental health concerns for children ranging in age from 0 to 21.
One component of the Project TEACH /NYS American Academy of Pediatrics partnership in 2020 is a series of monthly newsletters touching on topics of concern to pediatricians and to parents.
And now to
our topic of this Project TEACH Pediatric Newsletter:
“Schooling in the Time of COVID, Part 3”
Overview of Project TEACH Services
Current initiatives in Medicaid and Commercial insurance and the NYS PCMH incentive project, all create an environment that encourages pediatric practices to work toward integrating children’s behavioral healthcare into pediatric primary care. Behavioral health integration has the potential to enhance the value proposition for most practices.
Project TEACH Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are available through the Project TEACH warm lines to provide guidance on assessment of a children’s and adolescents’ mental health symptoms and evidence-based treatment following traumatic events. You can also find the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) on the Project TEACH website.
- Telephone consultations with Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrists (“Regional Providers”)
- Face-to-face evaluations provided by the Regional Providers as needed following phone consultations
- Linkages and referrals to key community mental health resources for children and families
- A selection of CME accredited educational opportunities
- Maternal Mental Health Initiative for linkages to care and other support for maternal depression and related anxiety and mood disorders – https://projectteachny.org/mmh/
Accessing the educational and supportive services of Project TEACH can help your practice contract for higher payments, while also supporting you and your team in providing more comprehensive higher quality care to your patients with mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.