Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Literature Review

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Project Dates

2023 – Present

Funding Source

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.

Principal Investigator

Maya Matheis, Ph.D., M.S.W., is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. She completed her Masters in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, her PhD in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University, and her postdoctoral training at the UC Davis MIND Institute, where she completed the Autism Research Training Program (ARTP). Her clinical specialization is in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research interests focus on community-based implementation of interventions for ASD, with particular emphasis on training and…


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