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DHS receives grant to expand Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced yesterday. Wisconsin was one of 18 states to receive the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

“This is terrific news,” said Wisconsin Medical Society President Molli Rolli, MD. “At a time when mental and behavioral health services for children are increasingly important, the expansion of the CPCP will provide greater access to care for this vulnerable population. It is our hope that eventually the program will be extended statewide.” Doctor Rolli, a psychiatrist, also chairs the Society’s Mental and Behavioral Health Task Force.

Working in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, the CPCP’s consultation and referral services will expand to Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Vernon counties. CPCP currently provides consultation services in 26 counties in the northern, northwestern, northeastern and southeastern Wisconsin.

The program helps primary care clinicians consult with child psychiatrists to aid in diagnosis and management, provides a system for referral to services, and provides education and training in mental health conditions for primary care providers.

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