Supports community discussion groups to address mental health aspects of pediatric care. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists jointly lead these meetings, and participants may include community practitioners, fellows, and residents.
Evaluation of the Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds:
From May 2016 to September 2016, the HRSA Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE), at the request of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, conducted an evaluation of the MCH Collaborative Office Rounds program. The goals of this evaluation were to assess the impact of the program on participants and the community; identify challenges/barriers and facilitators to implementing the program, and determine its sustainability. The scope of this evaluation was the ten grantees funded from FY 2011 to FY 2016. ORE reviewed grantee performance narratives and reports for the past three years. ORE also conducted in depth interviews with seven of the 10 project directors and interviewed eight program participants from different COR programs. This evaluation provides descriptive findings about the program, qualitative effects of the program, and identifies tangible outputs. The results indicated that this unique model of joint pediatric-child psychiatry communication, education, and collaboration is improving the professional competence of participants. It is also having an impact on the community by increasing collaboration and networking to improve access to behavioral health care for children. This evaluation also identified some challenges and barriers to implementing the COR program as well as some key facilitators. ORE provided specific recommendations for improvement of the program if MCHB chooses to continue the program.
Program Description: Download Program Factsheet (PDF 300KB)
Project Officer(s): Rita Maldonado, MPH