Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.
This month’s feature is the Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit: Integrating Mental Health Services into the Pediatric Medical Home. This resource was developed through the partnership between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission and funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Ensuring the social and emotional health of our children is inextricable to promoting healthy child development. This toolkit provides information on the financing, systems support, family partnership, and staffing information necessary to integrate early childhood mental health services into the pediatric medical home. This resource may assist with practice-level change as states continue to undergo health care transformation to promote better health and better care with lower costs.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email email@example.com. The Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.