Poster Presentations - 4th Annual TEAM UP for Children Symposium

Members of the TEAM UP team, Emily Feinberg, Cara Safon, Cameron Hill, and Charlotte Vieira, presented the following poster presentations based on the Initiative outlined in the TEAM UP for Children Model. We would like to give special thank you to the 7 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers that have partnered with TEAM UP for Children: Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Codman Square Health Center, The Dimock Center, DotHouse Health, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, Lowell Community Health Center, and South Boston Community Health Center.

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Health Professionals' Reflections of the Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP) Initiative presented at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Preliminary results: Four preliminary themes serve as drivers (as well as inhibitors, if absent) of successful BHI. Themes include the importance of CHC staff and leadership buy-in to the BHI model; mutual respect among colleagues; effective communication among healthcare professionals; and the importance of CHWs, each of which relate to the RC framework. Conclusion: Buy-in to the BHI model, mutual respect, and effective communication among providers and staff enabled the execution of workflows and positive work environments. The value of CHWs emerged as a concept that not only facilitated integration, but highlighted their importance for patient care.

Co-Creation of Electronic Medical Record Templates to Simultaneously Support Patient Care and Implementation. Conclusions: Co-creation of metrics resulted in a feasible and sustainable data capture system perceived as acceptable to PCPs • Data revealed frequent disconnect between screening results and PCPs’ assessment of BH need – a finding that replicates published studies of BH screening implementation and augments evidence on clinical decision-making • Initial results suggest that co-created templates for clinical data capture can optimize patient care and improve implementation with minimal impact on PCP burden.

Pediatric Provider and Staff Burnout in Community Health Centers (CHCs). Conclusions: CHC providers and staff care for large, complex, structurally marginalized patient panels; our data highlight the importance of ensuring CHC provider and staff burnout is properly addressed.

TEAM UP by the Numbers June 2017 - February 2022. 7 Federally Qualified Community Health Care Centers, 74,894 Well Child Visits, 54,171 Behavioral/Developmental Screeners Completed, 36,395 Behavioral Health Visits, 21% Kids identified with behavioral health issues, 15Learning Community Trainings, 12% Social Determinants of Health Screeners identified with 1+ needs, 65% Behavioral Health Visits Completed via telehealth, 65 Primary Care Providers, 44 Behavioral Health Clinicians, 25 Community Health Workers5 +


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