Behavioral Health Resources

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Analysis or Summary
CHA summary of final surprise billing legislation – the "No Surprises Act"
December 29, 2020

President Trump signed the "No Surprises Act" to address surprise billing.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Letter or Testimony
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Blueprint RFI Comment Letter
November 30, 2020

We submitted comments on HRSA's Blueprint RFI for children and youth with special health care needs.

Article
Using Predictive Analytics to Assist Mental Health Providers
November 11, 2020

Seattle Children’s developed a program to inform providers of the admission decision-making process.

Article
5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
November 11, 2020

How one hospital is creating statewide change in meeting behavioral health needs.

Article
Mindfulness-Based Training Can Help Those in Stressful Health Care Environments
November 4, 2020

A military veteran design mindfulness-based training to assist those in extreme stress environments.

Article
Virtual Technology Aids in Monitoring Behavioral Health Patient Safety
October 27, 2020

The increasing use of video technology in health care today can help hospitals explore new or blended models for behavioral health patient safety observation.

Article
Behavioral Health Care Moves Front and Center
October 21, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital launches country’s largest pediatric behavioral health facility, seeks to erase stigmas while meeting community needs.

Article
A Cost Effective System of Behavioral Health Care for Kids
October 14, 2020

This model streamlines care for patients with mental and behavioral health needs and reduces costs.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Expanding Access to Pediatric Behavioral Health Care
September 30, 2020

Children’s hospital increases patient visits nearly 2000% in three years behind focused efforts of staff, community.

Reference Material
Staff Mental Health Resources
September 17, 2020

A list of third-party mental health resources for children's hospital teams.

Reference Material
Staff Health and Wellbeing Flyer
September 17, 2020

A checklist and wellness resource guide for children's hospital employees during the pandemic.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Back-to-School During Pandemic Raises Behavioral Health Concerns
September 15, 2020

Mental health professional says COVID-19 presents challenges for children during what can already be a stressful time.

Article
3 Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on Children
August 19, 2020

A webinar co-sponsored by CHA and the Alliance for Health Policy discussed the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on child health.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Letter Supporting National Suicide Hotline Designation Act
August 6, 2020

CHA joins a letter encouraging the advancement of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.

Article
Caring for Kids After COVID-19
August 4, 2020

Children’s hospital leverages its pediatric rehabilitation expertise to launch novel clinic specializing in care for children recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

Article
Integrating Mental and Physical Health Care for Kids
August 3, 2020

Learn more about the framework that keeps kids out of high-cost levels of care, reduces interactions with law enforcement, and leads to healthy adults by integrating the mind and body.

Article
Commentary: Transforming a Youth Mental Health System
August 3, 2020

As behavioral health needs grow, children's hospitals have an opportunity to lead the conversation and create a unified vision for change.

Article
Coping with Crayons: Kid-Friendly COVID-19 Information
June 24, 2020

Children’s hospital publishes coloring book to educate and inform children in face of COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Transforming Pediatric Mental Health Services During a Pandemic
June 9, 2020

Here’s how one children's hospital continued to address the needs of mental health patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
May 4, 2020

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Article
3 Behavioral Health Strategies Any Hospital Can Adopt
April 23, 2020

From telemedicine to primary care provider training, here are examples of how children’s hospitals are improving mental and behavioral health outcomes for patients.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Don't Neglect Mental Health During the Pandemic
April 15, 2020

This leader says providers and parents should be paying more attention to mental health than ever before.

Clinician Training

New online courses through Pediatric Learning Solutions prepare clinicians working in areas where pediatric patients with psychiatric and/or behavioral health disorders may be encountered.