Support for the New Jersey Family-Centered Mental Health Access Program

American Academy of Pediatrics
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Our Goal: To promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of a new statewide pediatric mental health care telehealth access program.

Project Description: This project, in its second year, will provide training and technical assistance to 1,800 primary care providers over a 5-year period to enable them to conduct early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for children with behavioral health conditions, including through telehealth, and using evidence-based practices and methods such as web-based education and training sessions. The purpose of the project is to improve access to mental health care to all children and adolescents in New Jersey ages birth through 18.

About the Grantee: The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) is comprised of more than 1,750 pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, and other allied health professionals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children in the state. Their mission is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of New Jersey’s children (infants, children, adolescents, young adults). NJAAP is one of the most active and fastest growing AAP chapters in the nation and has received recognition nationwide. Learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics.