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CSSP Releases TEAM UP Early Learning Report

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, non-profit organization that works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP recently completed an Early Learning Report on the TEAM UP Model and how it has transformed & expanded access to mental health care in urban pediatrics. 

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Integrating Pediatric Universal Behavioral Health Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers

This study demonstrates that behavioral health integration at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) was associated with improved screening and "warm hand-offs" for same-day behavioral care, expansion of ADHD care, and declines in polypharmacy. 


Barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care

This study describes the barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) during the early stages of implementation.


Using the Quality Improvement (QI) Tool Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Examine Implementation Barriers to Common Workflows in Integrated Pediatric Care

The present study demonstrates that Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a useful quality improvement (QI) tool to identify barriers of implementing pediatric BH integration and systematically planning improvement efforts. Behavioral health clinicians, including pediatric psychologists, primary care providers, and other members of the primary care team can leverage these findings to inform behavioral health (BH) integration model implementation in the pediatric primary care setting.



BRANCH (Building Resilience And Nurturing CHildren) is a brief trauma-informed, extended screening and assessment intervention developed for integrated behavioral health clinicians who practice in primary care pediatric settings. This report provides a summary of BRANCH’s development and implementation during the period of September 2017-May 2020.

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The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low‐income children

To evaluate the impact of TEAM UP—an initiative that fully integrates behavioral health services into pediatric primary care in three Boston‐area Community Health Centers (CHCs)—on health care utilization and costs.

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Perceptions of the Implementation of Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in 3 Community Health Centers

Pediatric behavioral health integration (BHI) represents a promising approach to address unmet child mental health need but little research exists to guide BHI implementation. Through in-depth interviews with 38 professionals involved in a comprehensive pediatric BHI initiative at 3 community health centers, we explored perceptions of the impact of BHI on clinical practice, and facilitators and barriers to BHI implementation.