Cheryl Rode - SDCC
Hilary Bowers - Children's Primary Care Medical Group
Kristin Garrett Montgomery - AAP-CA3
Join us to explore an innovative whole-child approach to primary care mental health integration, a collaborative effort by our community partners. This approach, emphasizing early identification, proactive intervention, and illness prevention, has significantly reduced depression rates in a specific group of pediatric patients. In this session, speakers will discuss how primary care mental health integration addresses critical resource and care delivery gaps in youth mental health care. We'll emphasize the importance of collaboration in closing these gaps as part of systemic reform. Additionally, you'll engage with leaders from a new regional initiative assessing behavioral health resources and needs for children and youth. Discover their plans to develop a roadmap to a more comprehensive, coordinated care continuum, meeting the urgent and growing demands of our region. Audience members will be a part of an open dialogue to shape the future of youth mental health care in our community!
1. Understand how primary care mental health integration significantly increases access to care by playing a role in addressing critical resource and care delivery gaps in mental health care for youth.
2. Learn about a new, regional effort to assess current behavioral health resources and needs for children and youth, and understand how to become actively engaged in this county-wide collaborative effort that requires significant community involvement across sectors.
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101