PMHCA

The purpose of the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) and the American Rescue Plan Act Pediatric Mental Health Care Access New Area Expansion (ARP-PMHCA) programs is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. State or regional networks of pediatric mental health care teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions. Successful recipients will focus on achieving health equity related to racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in access to care, especially in rural (including frontier and hard- to-reach) and other underserved areas. PMHCA/ARP-PMHCA advance HRSA strategic plan goals to improve access to quality health services, foster a health care workforce able to address current and emerging needs, achieve health equity, and enhance population health.

For the PMHCA/ARP-PMHCA programs, telehealth is defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Permitted telehealth modalities between providers include (but are not limited to): real-time video, telephonic communications, store-and-forward imaging, and mobile health (mHealth) applications.

Project Officer(s):  Kelly Dawson Hughes, MPH , Cara de la Cruz, PhD , Katherine Gainer, MPH , Madhavi Reddy, MSPH , Jordanna Snyder, MPH, CHES 

Funded Projects:

  1. Alabama Department of Mental Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Montgomery, AL
    Region: 4

  2. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
    Grant Title: Partnership Access Line - Pediatric Alaska (PAL-PAK)
    Location: Anchorage, AK
    Region: 10

  3. Chickasaw Nation
    Grant Title: The Chickasaw Nation (CN) Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Project
    Location: Ada, OK
    Region: 6

  4. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    Grant Title: Colorado Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation & Access Program
    Location: Denver, CO
    Region: 8

  5. Connecticut Department of Children and Families
    Grant Title: ACCESS MH CT Expansion Project
    Location: Hartford, CT
    Region: 1

  6. Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Wilmington, DE
    Region: 3

  7. Florida Department of Health
    In Collaboration With:
    Grant Title: Florida Pediatric Mental Health Collaborative (FPMHC)
    Location: Miami, FL
    Region: 4

  8. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
    Grant Title: Georgia Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Region: 4

  9. Government of District of Columbia
    Grant Title: DC MAP (Mental Health Access in Pediatrics)
    Location: Washington, DC
    Region: 3

  10. Hawaii Department of Health
    Grant Title: Hawaii Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Project
    Location: Honolulu, HI
    Region: 9

  11. Health Research, Inc.
    Grant Title: Project TEACH (Training and Education for the Advancement of Childrens Health)
    Location: Albany, NY
    Region: 2

  12. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
    Grant Title: Indiana Behavioral Access Program for Youth (Be Happy)
    Location: Indianapolis, IN
    Region: 5

  13. Iowa Department of Public Health
    Grant Title: Iowa Pediatric Mental Health Collaborative
    Location: Des Moines, IA
    Region: 7

  14. Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    Grant Title: KSKidsMAP to Mental Wellness
    Location: Topeka, KS
    Region: 7

  15. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
    Grant Title: Kentucky Mental Health Care Access for Pediatric Populations
    Location: Frankfort, KY
    Region: 4

  16. Louisiana Department of Health
    Grant Title: Louisiana Pediatric Mental Health Access Program (LaPMHCA)
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Region: 6

  17. Maine Department of Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Maine Pediatric Mental Health Access Program
    Location: Augusta, ME
    Region: 1

  18. Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration
    Grant Title: BHIPP TAP: Maryland Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Catonsville, MD
    Region: 3

  19. Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    Grant Title: Massachusetts Pediatric Mental Health Care Access for Children under Six
    Location: Boston, MA
    Region: 1

  20. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Region: 5

  21. Minnesota Department of Health
    Grant Title: Minnesota Pediatric Mental Health Access Program
    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Region: 5

  22. Mississippi Department of Mental Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Jackson, MS
    Region: 4

  23. Missouri Department of Mental Health
    Grant Title: Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project
    Location: Jefferson City, MO
    Region: 7

  24. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Montana Access to Pediatric Psychiatry Network
    Location: Helena, MT
    Region: 8

  25. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Lincoln, NE
    Region: 7

  26. Nevada Division of Child and Family Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Carson City, NV
    Region: 9

  27. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Concord, NH
    Region: 1

  28. New Jersey Department of Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Trenton, NJ
    Region: 2

  29. New Mexico Department of Health
    Grant Title: NM Access to Behavioral Health for Children (NM-ABC)
    Location: Santa Fe, NM
    Region: 6

  30. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    Region: 4

  31. North Dakota Department of Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Bismarck, ND
    Region: 8

  32. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Grant Title: Oklahoma Child Access Psychiatry Program (OK-CPAP)
    Location: Oklahoma City, OK
    Region: 6

  33. Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
    Grant Title: Expanding and Enhancing Pediatric Mental Health Care to Native American communities: A Indigenous Health Toolkit Pilot
    Location: Red Lake, MN
    Region: 5

  34. Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
    Grant Title: Northern California Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Portal
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Region: 9

  35. Rhode Island Department of Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Providence, RI
    Region: 1

  36. South Carolina Department of Mental Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Consultation and Services (PMACS)
    Location: Columbia, SC
    Region: 4

  37. Tennessee Department of Health
    Grant Title: Tennessee Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Nashville, TN
    Region: 4

  38. The Republic of Palau
    Grant Title: Palau Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Project
    Location: Koror, PW
    Region: 9

  39. Vermont Agency of Human Services
    Grant Title: Vermont Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Waterbury, VT
    Region: 1

  40. Virgin Islands Department of Health Group
    Grant Title: VI MCH Pediatric Mental Health Care Access
    Location: Charlotte Amalie, VI
    Region: 2

  41. Virginia Department of Health
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Region: 3

  42. Washington State Department of Health
    Grant Title: SAFES - Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality
    Location: Tumwater, WA
    Region: 10

  43. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
    Grant Title: WV Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Project
    Location: Charleston, WV
    Region: 3

  44. Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    Grant Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
    Location: Madison, WI
    Region: 5

  45. Wyoming Department of Health
    Grant Title: Wyoming Pediatric Health Care Access Project: Expanding Access to Mental Health Services Using Telehealth
    Location: Cheyenne, WY
    Region: 8

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