Two recent articles highlight the collaboration between the TCMHCC (Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium) and Trayt Health, which together are focused on addressing youth mental health on a statewide scale. The partnership underpins several collaborative initiatives led by the TCMHCC with innovative technology from Trayt to improve mental health outcomes for young individuals. Coverage in Healthcare IT Today and Healthcare IT News showcases the importance of early intervention and access to mental health services, especially considering the increasing prevalence of mental health challenges among youth.
We’ve written before, in 2019 the Texas legislature took a bold step towards greater mental health access, requiring health systems and government agencies across the state to work together under the leadership of the newly formed Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. “The Consortium consists of the 12 Departments of Psychiatry across our big state, along with several important agencies and nonprofits,” Dr. Laurel Williams, medical director for centralized operations for the TCMHCC, explained. “Together our team is charged with developing programs that will help all children in our state, regardless of where they are.”
Trayt supports three of TCMHCC’s five initiatives: the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN), which facilitates consultation and behavioral health training for primary care providers, PeriPAN, which supports maternal mental health needs, and the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program, which provides in-school direct intervention via telehealth to at-risk children and adolescents.