- Ayelet Talmi, PhD, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
- Melissa Buchholz, PsyD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
- Bridget Burnett, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health, Colorado Childrens Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP) and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
- Mindy Craig, PA-C, MS, Practice Facilitator, Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP), Denver, CO
This session focuses on building capacity for early childhood behavioral health integration in primary care settings. The presentation details a framework for early childhood behavioral health integration activities and describes exemplar programs and initiatives aimed at helping providers, clinics, and systems implement early childhood behavioral health integration and transform health care practice. Cultivating a qualified workforce requires training and ongoing reflective consultation. BHIPP:0-5 and HealthySteps provide reflective consultation, training, and implementation guidance to diverse primary care and community settings focused on early childhood behavioral health integration. These efforts will illustrate how to develop, implement, and evaluate sustainable early childhood behavioral health integration services.
- Examine the role of primary care in prevention, health promotion, early identification, and intervention with babies, young children, and families.
- Characterize four domains of early childhood behavioral health integration activities in primary care settings.
- Explore practice transformation strategies used to cultivate the capacity of primary care settings to provide integrated early childhood behavioral health services and enhance the workforce.
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