As 2023 comes to a close, our team is looking back on a year filled with insight, collaboration, vision, and care. For our readers, here are five of our top articles in 2023 – we hope they spark your creativity in the year ahead:
#5: How Texas is sparking mental health innovation
The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) was created in 2019 to leverage the expertise and capacity of the state’s health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in relation to children and adolescents. TCMHCC oversees five initiatives, including the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN), which provides telehealth-based consultation and training to primary care providers, and the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program, which provides in-school behavioral telehealth care to at-risk children and adolescents.
Read about the Consortium here.
#4: Expanding access to mental health care begins at school
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “School-based mental health services can improve access to care, allow for early identification and treatment of mental health issues, and may be linked to reduced absenteeism and better mental health outcomes.” We explore the importance of school-based care and how states are shaping programs to help their students thrive and succeed.
Read more here.
#3: Trayt welcomes three new executives to its leadership team
This year, Trayt added Dr. Jesse Schnall as its Medical Director, Rob Shepler as its Head of Product, and Deb Unglaube as its Head of Customer Success, capping a year of growth for the organization, and positioning us to better serve and support our clients in 2024.
#2: VTCPAP increases access to mental health care for children via primary care
The Vermont Child Psychiatry Access Program (VTCPAP) provides a novel and innovative way to approach mental health: their team of licensed clinical social workers and board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists provide free, timely support and psychiatric consultation to primary care providers (PCPs) and pediatricians across the state who, in turn, provide care to their pediatric patients in need of mental health treatment.
Read about their work here.
And finally, #1: Redefining Access: Disrupting the Fragmented Approach to Mental Health Care
Is it possible to offer a consolidated structure of care that could integrate the entire ecosystem around each child from primary care, to school, to specialty and behavioral health? Is it possible to capture and assess critical outcomes data needed to drive real change and transform mental health care? Trayt aims to make that vision a reality.