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Collaborative Care Models for Child Psychiatry Topic Nomination

NOMINATED TOPIC | November 1, 2021

1. What is the decision or change you are facing or struggling with where a summary of the evidence would be helpful?

Collaborative care models are the future of child psychiatry. Evidence-based literature on new models of collaborative care for pediatric psychiatry is expanding, but there is no single source where this evidence is effectively summarized for use by health systems. An evidence report on this topic would help Children's Hospital of Intermountain Healthcare identify integrated care models that would help it successfully meet the behavioral health needs of its pediatric patients. Historically, Intermountain Healthcare has been a leader in adapting innovative strategies for integrated mental health care. However, lately it has been more difficult to keep abreast of the rapid developments of new evidence in this area.

An evidence review on this topic would help Intermountain Healthcare identify new evidence-based models of integrated mental health care for pediatric patients and to develop a strategic plan for implementing care models that would best meet the organization's needs.

2. Why are you struggling with this issue?

Evidence literature is replete with a large variety of collaborative care models for pediatric care. Health systems across the nation have been adapting different models of collaborative mental health care (the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) model adopted by the Seattle Children’s Hospital is just one example) however, there is limited guidance on how to identify which care models may best fit the unique needs of individual healthcare organizations.

An evidence review examining a broad spectrum of integrated care models for child psychiatry that could be effectively integrated as a part of healthcare systems and their affiliated community-based primary care networks would help Intermountain Healthcare more easily identify which models may be most suitable for implementation within its own practice.

3. What do you want to see changed? How will you know that your issue is improving or has been addressed?

Children’s Hospital of Intermountain Healthcare would like to identify which evidence-based collaborative care models for child psychiatry (or core components of these models) could be effectively implemented as a part of its health system to better address the needs of its pediatric patients.

4. When do you need the evidence report?

There is no specific timeline for the report. Intermountain Healthcare wants to develop a strategic plan for implementing an integrated mental health care model for child psychiatry within the next few years.

5. What will you do with the evidence report?

As above, Intermountain Healthcare would like to use findings from this potential evidence review to identify collaborative care models for child psychiatry that could be effectively integrated within its health system.

Supporting Document (optional)

Upload Document: Martini R, Hilt R, Marx L, et al. Best principles for integration of child psychiatry into the pediatric health home (PDF). Guidelines from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012)

Title or short description: This reference provides guidelines for best practices for integration of child and adolescent mental health and pediatric primary care services

Comments or notes about this file: The above reference was provided by Dr. Giles

(Optional) About You

What is your role or perspective? Physician

If you are you making a suggestion on behalf of an organization, please state the name of the organization: Intermountain Healthcare

May we contact you if we have questions about your nomination? Yes

Page last reviewed November 2021
Page originally created November 2021

Internet Citation: Collaborative Care Models for Child Psychiatry Topic Nomination. Content last reviewed November 2021. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/get-involved/nominated-topics/collaborative-care-models

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