What is NH MCAP? 

The NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (MCAP) program is a statewide initiative that promotes access to children’s behavioral health care through no-cost teleconsultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination support for pediatric primary care providers and school professionals. 

How Does MCAP Work? 

MCAP ensures that more children have access to behavioral health care screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral.  

3 Ways PCPs Can Benefit From NH MCAP: 

  1. Consult with a child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as other behavioral health experts. 

  2. Join a training to learn more about pediatric mental health in community with other NH providers. 

  3. Access resources including screening tools, patient handouts, and more!

Timeline of NH MCAP 

May 2024: NH MCAP launches expanded teleconsult services including Teleconsult Access Line and Teleconsults to Schools.

October 2023: DPHS-MCH is awarded continuation funding to expand NH MCAP through Sep 2026.  

Sept 2023: NH MCAP completes its first iteration of funded programming.  

May 2023: NH MCAP launches teleconsult service and ECHO training community for schools. 95 school professionals representing 41 schools and 15 districts offices across all ten counties are trained.  

October 2022: DPHS-MCH is awarded additional funding to expand the reach of NH MCAP into K-12 public schools. 

March 2020: NH MCAP launches teleconsult service, ECHO training program and learning community, and referral directory. 

ECHO Cohort 1: Mar 2020-Dec 2020 Pediatric Anxiety & Depression 

ECHO Cohort 2: Feb 2021-Nov 2021 Pediatric ADHD & Trauma 

ECHO Cohort 3: Feb 2022-Nov 2022 Promoting Child & Family Resilience & Healing 

ECHO Cohort 4: Feb 2023-Jun 2023 Early Childhood Mental Health 0-5  

December 2019: NH MCAP is established through partnership with DPHS-MCH, UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership.  

October 2018: NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services – Maternal Child Health section (DPHS-MCH) awarded 5-year Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) grant from HRSA 

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $850,000 with 20% financed by nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.