Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Literature Review
2023 – Present
Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH)
The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grants to states to train primary care providers through telehealth to integrate behavioral and mental health services into their practices. Hawaii’s PMHCA grant resides in the Family Health Services Division of the Department of Health (DOH). This project aims to conduct a comprehensive literature review on the topic of integrated pediatric primary care (i.e., integration of medical and behavioral/mental health services in a pediatric primary care setting). This includes a thorough literature review on the topic and interviews with key informants. A report summarizing the literature review with recommendations for practice based on research findings will be produced.