Interactive TEAM UP Data Dashboard

TEAM UP has updated our 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

Our mental health care worker shortage is taking a toll

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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? 

Special Topic Forum - Behind the Scenes at DCF

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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 

Chris Sheldrick Expands Work with TEAM UP

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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!

Special Topic Forum - Pediatric Specialty Care

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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

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

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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.  

Chris Sheldrick Discusses Childhood Developmental Milestones with BBC

BBC recently interviewed TEAM UP Evaluation Co-Director, Chris Sheldrick, PhD, with an article focusing on childhood developmental milestones. Reporter Amanda Ruggeri, BBC, highlighted Dr. Sheldrick’s expertise in explaining the importance and complexities of milestones. A topic Dr. Sheldrick is well versed in through his collaborative work with Dr. Ellen Perrin, with whom he helped create the Survey of Well-being of Young Children (, a freely-available comprehensive screening instrument for young children. Read the full article on

Special Topic Forum

Grant Pike

Don't miss TEAM UP's monthly Special Topics Forum focuses on emerging issues and innovative practices in patient care. This January, TEAM UP Alum Grant Pike will present on "LGBTQ+ Awareness in Medicine and Behavioral Health."

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Zoom (click link or

Meeting ID: 950 0598 8817               Passcode: TEAMUP

Childhood Trauma Task Force Annual Report Features TEAM UP for Children

The Childhood Trauma Task Force (CTTF) of the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) recently issued their annual report, “Identifying Childhood Trauma: Recommendations on trauma identification practices in child-serving organizations.” The task force highlights TEAM UP for Children as “an example of an initiative that works to increase the capacity of community health centers to deliver trauma-responsive integrated behavioral health care to children and their caregivers.”