Pediatric Mental Health Initiative Expands Access to Behavioral Health Services for 150,000 Families in Inaugural Year
DALLAS (MAY 2, 2023) – A new pediatric mental health initiative launched by Children’s Health, one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, a nationally recognized non-partisan policy and research organization, is reporting significant progress in its first year. The program, which was developed to address the mental health epidemic adolescents are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis warnings sounded by the U.S. Surgeon General, provided key training and resources to 75 area providers in its inaugural year, who collectively treat nearly 150,000 area children and families.
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