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Grant Status: Active

Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds at Boston Medical Center

Web Site: Boston Medical Center Project Exit Disclaimer

Project Director(s):

Michelle P Durham, MD, MPH
Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA  02118
Phone: (617) 638-8543
FAX: (617) 638-8542
Email: Michelle.Durham@bmc.org

Goals and Objectives:

The proposed project will enhance the capacity of pediatric primary care clinicians at Boston Medical Center (BMC) Pediatrics, Dorchester Community Health Center, South End Community Health Center and Upham's Corner Health Center to respond to the behavioral health needs of a racially, ethnically, linguistically and socioeconomically diverse patient population. Our project facilitators will share their knowledge with pediatric primary care colleagues through an evidence-based behavioral health self-paced on-demand e-course and collaborative in person or teleconference case-based learning that will ensure pediatric primary care clinicians are able to identify, assess, diagnose and treat the most prevalent child and adolescent behavioral health disorders encountered in the primary care setting. The collaborative case-based learning rounds allows for shared learning and collaboration between BMC and our community partners strengthening our relationship in the community. The primary aim of this proposal is to bolster the confidence, knowledge and skills of pediatric primary care clinicians in the Greater Boston Area by building capacity to address behavioral health issues in minority and underserved primary care settings. Specifically, the project will: 1) Increase pediatric primary care clinicians' knowledge of mental health and developmental issues for children and adolescents 2) Increase pediatric primary care clinicians' confidence in identifying, assessing, diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with mental health and developmental concerns 3) Increase pediatric primary care clinicians' understanding of psychosocial and developmental issues in ethnically and culturally diverse communities 4) Increase pediatric primary care clinicians' knowledge on resources available to children and their families in the communities they serve.

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