NH Mental Health Care in Pediatrics (NH MCAP) Project 

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What is NH MCAP? 

The NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (MCAP) program is a statewide initiative that helps promote access to behavioral health care for children through 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. 

  • Teleconsultation (Coming Winter/Spring 2024) 
    • MCAP has a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed clinicians, and care coordinators to provide teleconsultations to NH’s pediatric primary care providers and school professionals. Consults are provided by phone, during regular business hours. Click here to be notified when teleconsults become available. 
  • Training & Education 
    • MCAP provides no-cost online learning communities using the Project ECHO model to help primary care teams and school professionals better support NH children and adolescents with mental health concerns. Visit our didactic library to view recordings of previous sessions. 

      • Primary Care ECHO: Coming Winter 2024. Click here to be notified when registration is available. 

      • School ECHO: Coming Winter 2025. Click here to be notified when registration is available. 

  • Technical Assistance 
    • MCAP is supporting implementation of the Collaborative Care Model for pediatrics at a pilot site in NH by providing access to training, psychiatric consultation, a no-cost registry tool, and other technical assistance. Click here for more information about how to get involved. 
Timeline of NH MCAP 

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

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

Infographic describing outcomes of MCAP project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.