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Last Updated on : 17th Sep, 2015
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What do the Changes in Health and Mental Health Care Mean for Professionals, Clinics and Organizations?

We are seeing major changes in health and mental health care in the United States. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is more certain that changes in our health and mental health care systems will continue.

A national forum was held in Washington DC to discuss what these changes in health care policy mean for children, families, professionals, and health and mental health care programs. National experts from the Society for Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association, APA),  Society of Child & Family Policy & Practice (APA, Division  37), Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA, Division 54), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics came together with leaders from government agencies, health care and insurance organizations, and other groups for this forum. Come  join our discussion.

Topics for Professionals and Educators
How will healthcare reform affect children, families, and cllinicians?
Improving Access to High-Quality Care, Reducing Health Disparities How can we ensure equal access to high-quality care regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status?

Why is it important to integrate mental and behavioral healthcare within primary care?

Why create Patient Centered Medical Homes?
How can we prevent mental illness and behavioral health problems in the first place?
How do we ensure that people receive high-quality care that leads to real improvements?
Other considerations in providing effective care?
Do we need more or different types of mental health providers? Does training need to change?

Videos were produced with funding from APA Division 53 and consequently are listed as: from APA Division 53.

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