Telemedicine Mental Health Screening & Treatment for Kids

Two million Dollar Grant will fund program

    The Alabama Department of Mental Health is going to create a program to train rural Alabama primary medical care providers with training to help children with mental health issues;

“…..the Alabama Pediatric Telemental Health Network (will) use evidence-based telehealth methods to train, educate and equip rural primary care providers to support early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of children/adolescents with behavioral health conditions in a timely manner. The grant names the ADMH as the lead agency and Children’s as the primary implementation partner.
“The need for mental and behavioral health guidance is a growing issue among children in Alabama and nationwide,” said Commissioner Lynn Beshear of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. “This grant enables us to provide preventive care that can offer hope and assistance for families in our state.”
The grant will come from $2,009,323 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
 
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