Children’s Mental Health Week: Goal 5 of the Children’s Mental Health Plan – Systems of Care
Friday, May 6, 2022
Stay tuned for the full release of the Children’s Mental Health Plan later today!
We’ve Arrived At Our Final Goal!
Over the past 17 months, ICMHP has worked with stakeholders from across the state to develop a systematic, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary plan that would address the needs of children, families, and communities. The Plan identifies 5 foundational goals to move the work forward. Our final goal is Goal 5: Systems of Care
GOAL 5: Fund the design, implementation, and evaluation of system of care strategies that prevent mental health concerns and mitigate trauma by more effectively delivering services
Through the input we received from youth, families, communities, and our workgroups, the need for increased education and outreach was paramount for any recommendation to be successful. But this need is more than just increased public awareness, acceptance, and de-stigmatization; it requires an expanded understanding and alignment of mental health and wellness across sectors as identified in our values. It also requires an overhaul of our support systems to provide the resources directly to communities to address these issues.
For Goal 5, we recommend the following immediate action steps:
1. Review statewide legal, compliance, and privacy rules and regulations across sectors and identify models of data integration.
2. Invest in state-based community funding that purposefully engages community-based professionals and families to collaboratively create a child-centered and family-focused systems of care.
3. Prioritize reimbursement changes that incorporate the concept of a medical home with integrated behavioral and child healthcare.
4. Establish a Children’s Mental Health Fund that supports innovative community strategies to build systems of care to address child and family mental health and wellness.
Meet Kristine Argue-Mason, M.P.A. Executive Director of the Partnership for Resilience Early Intervention Workgroup Co-Chair of the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Plan
Meet Rachel Bhagwat Director of Policy, NAMI Chicago Treatment Workgroup of the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Plan
2022 ICAAP Adolescent Health Virtual Conference May 11, 2022 8:00AM—12:00PM Location: Virtual, Zoom platform Cost 0.0 CategoriesAdolescents
Join pediatricians, family physicians, and other health care providers for a half-day of excellent virtual educational content in addressing adolescent health needs. The conference will be held over Zoom: Wednesday, May 11th: 8am – 12pm CST By attending the 2022 ICAAP Adolescent Health Virtual Conference, participants will: Identify opportunities to improve adolescent mental health care for patients and families. Increase the quality and effectiveness of adolescent well-visits by using tools and resources. Address barriers and potential solutions to ensuring adolescents have access to care and needed services. Access resources for providers, adolescent patients, and caregivers. You should attend if you are a: general, primary care pediatrician; pediatric nurse practitioner; family physician; pediatric and medicine-pediatric resident or fellow; allied health professional, including registered nurses, physician assistants, and others. The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.