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Research Reports on Science from University of Hartford Provide New Insights. - Managed Care Weekly Digest

Fresh data on Science are presented in the report 'Connecticut's enhanced care clinic initiative: early returns from pediatric-behavioral health partnerships.' According to the authors of recent research published in the journal Families, Systems & Health, 'As many as 15 million children and adolescents in the United States are in need of behavioral health services, and it is often the pediatric primary care system that is their first contact with formal assessment and intervention services. However, pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) face challenges to assessing and managing children with behavioral health concerns, including lack of time, lack of training, and lack of behavioral health specialists to whom they can refer.'

'The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership has forged relationships between primary care and behavioral health providers through its enhanced care clinic (ECC) initiative, which focuses on improved access to behavioral health services and coordination of care for children insured by Medicaid. We report on interviews with 24 PPCPs and 8 staff/administrators from 12 pediatric practices throughout the state about their experiences with the ECCs,' wrote A.E. Pidano and colleagues, University of Hartford (see also Science).

The researchers concluded: 'The majority of participants expressed satisfaction with the behavioral health partnerships and, based on their experience, would join the partnership again.'

Pidano and colleagues published their study in Families, Systems & Health (Connecticut's enhanced care clinic initiative: early returns from pediatric-behavioral health partnerships. Families, Systems & Health, 2011;29(2):138-43).

For additional information, contact A.E. Pidano, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117, United States.

Keywords: City:West Hartford, State:Connecticut, Country:United States, Region:North and Central America.

This article was prepared by Managed Care Weekly Digest editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2011, Managed Care Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com.