Special Topic Forum- Public Schools and Social-Emotional Supports

Please join us on May 16, 2023, to hear Special Topic Forum Speakers Susan Lovett, LiCSW, MEd, MSW, Clap Elementary School, and Robert Ruddy, EdD, McKinley School. Get an inside look into social-emotional supports available in public schools. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Zoom


BMC Press Release - TEAM UP Research Published in JAMA OPEN Network

Integrating Mental Health Services into Pediatric Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers Improves Mental Health Care Engagement for Children, Study Finds

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Association of Integrating Mental Health Into Pediatric Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers With Utilization and Follow-up Care

This study examines the association of a comprehensive mental health integration model with health care utilization, psychotropic medication use, and mental health follow-up care among Medicaid-enrolled children at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).


Special Topic Forum – Trauma

Make sure to attend TEAM UP's monthly Special Topic Forum, focusing on emerging issues and innovative practices in patient care. We are pleased to announce our April 18, 2023, Special Topic Speakers Rebecca Brigham, LICSW & Yaritza Bonilla, Family Navigator, from The Boston Services for Trauma And Resources (STAR) for families program as they introduce the specialized mental health services they provide to Boston Medical Center patients from birth to 17 years old who have experienced traumatic events. 

  Tuesday, April 18, 2023              10AM – 11AM on ZOOM

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Careers in Integrated Behavioral Health Care

Looking to grow your career in health care while making a difference in your community? Find your next job opportunity with our Partner Health Centers.

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Our mental health care worker shortage is taking a toll

Addressing pay scale, loan assistance, and other steps must be taken.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE is, like many industries, facing a workforce shortage, as clinicians flee the field in record numbers. But looming alongside that shortage is a second and equally troubling mental health crisis, one that threatens our nation’s children.

So, what happens when the two crises intersect? 

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Special Topic Forum - Behind the Scenes at DCF

Upcoming Learning Community Event! TEAM UP's monthly Special Topics Forum focuses on emerging issues and innovative practices in patient care. We are pleased to announce our March Special Topic Speaker, Sonia Solas, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at South Boston Community Health Center, presenting on “Behind the Scenes at DCF.” 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 10:00AM-11:00AM on ZOOM

Meeting ID: 950 0598 8817         Passcode: TEAMUP 

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Chris Sheldrick Expands Work with TEAM UP

Good news! Chris Sheldrick, PhD, TEAM UP Evaluation Co-Director, will increase his efforts with TEAM UP as he expands his reach by joining the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Sheldrick's work with the UMass team will focus on the research with the national perinatal psychiatry programs network. Join us in celebrating this big news and thanking Dr. Sheldrick for the quality of experience and knowledge he brings to TEAM UP!

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Special Topic Forum - Pediatric Specialty Care

Don't miss TEAM UP's monthly Special Topic Forum focusing on emerging issues and innovative practices in patient care. We are pleased to announce our February 21, 2023, Special Topic Speakers from The SPARK Center as they introduce their specialized pediatric services. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Zoom 

Meeting ID: 950 0598 8817               Passcode: TEAMUP

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Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MCSE named BMC's first Chief Scientific Officer

TEAM UP is excited to announce that Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE, TEAM UP's Evaluation Co-Director, has been named Boston Medical Center's (BMC) first Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Bair-Merritt will provide strategic leadership for BMC's research efforts across the academic medical center, which ranges across the translational spectrum, from basic science to clinical research to population and community health.  


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