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NEW Interactive TEAM UP Data Dashboard

TEAM UP has added a second interactive data dashboard with aggregated, de-identified data from Cohort 2 sites. Click here to view both dashboards and interact with the data by manipulating the date range to view change over time in:

  • No. of In-Person and Telehealth Behavioral Health (BH) and Well Child Visits (WCVs)
  • Percentage of School Age Kids (Ages 5-12) and Adolescent Kids (Ages 13-18) With a Positive Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) Screen
  • Percentage of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screens with At Least One Need

Why we need to support community health workers

Medical visits are rarely straightforward. Add factors such as poverty, chronic stress, complex medical issues, functional impairment, and barriers to material needs, and caring for one’s well-being becomes exponentially more layered and challenging. A community health worker is a human service worker who supports individuals and families in navigating systems, advocating for their needs, and building relationships that foster social-emotional well-being. Read the full article in Commonwealth Magazine.

Boston Medical Center Tackling the Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes with a tangible end in sight, assessing its aftermath is only beginning. In its wake is a plethora of pressing matters, many of which have been amplified by COVID-19. “A big, bright light is now shining on all these inequities that existed prior to COVID,” notes Michelle Durham, MD, MPH, child and adult psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center. One issue in particular holds youth and adolescents in its grip: a longstanding mental health crisis worsened by the pandemic. Read the full article featuring Dr. Durham on bmc.org.

Dr. Michelle Durham Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Mental Health Care in America: Addressing Root Causes and Identifying Policy Solutions

Dr. Michelle Durham testified in front of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee at a hearing on "Mental Health Care in America: Addressing Root Causes and Identifying Policy Solutions." Read or watch her full testimony here.

June 15th is Community Health Worker Day!

We recently interviewed community health workers at four TEAM UP health centers about their work. For Community Health Worker Day, we’d like to share some of their comments to recognize their tremendous dedication to each other and to the families they serve. Each of them highlighted team collaboration, their personal connection to the work, and what community health work means to them. These interviews provide a glimpse into their individual motivations and approaches to the work.