Youth Behavioral Health Coordination Project

Guiding Principle: Better health and better quality
at less cost.Goal: Identify children with behavioral health
challenges (mental health and chemical dependency) as early as possible in both
education and health care settings, and connect at-risk children with community-based interventions and treatment services.

Outcome: Decreased number of school-aged youth with unmet behavioral and physical health needs through improved care coordination by schools, primary care physicians and pediatricians, and behavioral health providers. Improved health is expected to lead to improved school attendance and academic achievement.

Approach: Bring together different community sectors to work together toward a common goal through mutually reinforcing actions (collective impact).

Stakeholders: Behavioral Health Providers,
Community-Based Social Service Organizations, Educational Service Districts, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Pediatricians, Primary Care Providers, Public Health, Schools, etc.Project PhasesPlanning_Testing_ScaleUpToday (Planning Phase): Project Work Group is working

  • Creating a detailed work plan with help from the school districts
  • Compiling an inventory of existing community-based resources
  • Notifying and engaging the four selected pilot sites

What’s Next?

  • Continued planning and ramp-up – Fall 2015
  • Implementing project at four pilot sites – January 2016–Spring 2017
  • Evaluate and report on project outcomes before scale-up – Summer 2017
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Work Group Meetings:

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