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Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Considerations and Opportunities for Policymakers, Planners, and Providers

Subjects: Research, Policy, Clinical Type: Reports, Journal Articles Tags: Facts And Figures, Advocacy, Workforce, Children, Youth, Pediatrics, Data Sets, Outcomes, Mental Health, Consultation, Support, Treatment Guidelines

Nearly one in seven children aged 2 to 8 years in the United States has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. Additionally, there is a national workforce shortage of child psychiatrists. This Milbank-sponsored report explores the prevalence of childhood behavioral health problems; describe the need for, barriers to, and models of behavioral health integration (BHI) in pediatrics; and offer BHI policy and implementation considerations for policymakers, planners, and providers.