New Awards for Pediatric Mental Health Have Been Announced

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced nearly $27 million to expand mental health care for children through training and expert support via teleconsultation for pediatricians and primary care providers.  Phone lines for provider consultation are already available in 31 states and the District of Columbia.  Administered through HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the new program was moved into action by a national strategy to address the mental health crisis announced earlier this year.