Thursday, January 27, 2011
COMMHAT gets funding to set up support system for primary care providers
With funding from a small grant from American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, COMMHAT has been working with Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock, Maryland, to support pediatric mental health care through better links to community agencies and via teleconferencing. Community links were built by establishing a referral mechanism from Tri-State to the western Maryland office of The Parents' Place of Maryland, a peer support, education and advocacy organization for parents of children with disabilities. Psychologists at the University of Maryland, College Park and child psychiatrists at the University of Maryland, Baltimore provide the teleconferencing for child mental health consultation to Tri-State pediatricians.