Our initial conference on June 7, 2008 was very successful! Due to the excitement generated at that meeting, several avenues of communication will be pursued to promote improved mental health care in the State of Maryland.
1) Consultation model group. This group will explore the possiblity of a consultation model in the State of Maryland. This would consist of child psychiatrists providing immediate consultation to pediatricians for psychiatric matters.
2) Networking and education group. This group will continue to help create opportunities for communication between pediatricians and psychiatrists.
3) Co-location group. This group will help provide a model for creating a co-location practice. The intention is to give providers the tools they need to choose between different co-location business models.
4) Policy and grassroots organizing group.