The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics will coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Building Mental Wellness (BMW) project. The project will be designed to improve the delivery of children’s mental health services, including anticipatory guidance, screening, early diagnosis and management of social-emotional problems in primary care, while integrating resources from the Pediatric Psychiatry Network (PPN).
Participating practices will work with a multi-disciplinary “core team” of clinical and administrative staff from their office to achieve optimal mental wellness for children in Ohio. Practice teams will participate in a two-day Learning Session to learn strategies to promote protective skills, screen and identify mental health issues earlier, provide office-based interventions, link with community resources and appropriately use psychotropic medications. Lodging and travel expenses for three team members from each practice will be provided. Teams will be supported by the Mental Health Expert Workgroup and will be introduced to various community resources in the state. Practices will collect and record data monthly that address the outcome measures as determined by the Mental Health Expert Workgroup. Families will be asked to provide input regarding appropriate measures that match the determined aims.
Benefits to participating include:
· CME Credit
· Part 4 MOC Credit
· AAP Mental Health Toolkit
· Ohio AAP Mental Health Toolkits
· One-on-One coaching with Mental Health Experts
· Practice Readiness skills
Click here for a one-page document which provides an overview of the project.