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NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics
(NH MCAP) Program

Group of kids on a beachBehavioral or mental health disorders in New Hampshire's pediatric population is high compared to national averages. The National Survey of Children's Health showed that among NH children ages 2-17, 12.6% have one or more emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions, and of those children nearly half received mental health treatment or counseling within the past year.

The goals of the NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NH MCAP) program are to:

  • Train, educate, and support NH's health care providers to identify and care for children with mental health conditions;
  • Enable front-line health providers to receive provider teleconsultation services about the identification and treatment of children with a mental health condition;
  • Enhance delivery of services through the creation of a referral directory of all pediatric mental/behavioral health services and supports.

Girl with painted face and handsIf you are a NH pediatric primary care provider and are interested in learning more about how the NH MCAP can support your work, please contact:
Erica.Tenney@dhhs.nh.gov
(603) 271-4536

 

 

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