Integrated Care Model Improves Child, Adolescent Access to Mental Health Care

Boy and young man giving high fiveDespite the large number of children and adolescents who meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder, fewer than 20% actually receive the appropriate mental health services because of the limited number of trained clinicians, including child psychiatrists, and multiple barriers to access, particularly in rural populations.

Gary R. Maslow, MD, MPH, a triple board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and pediatrician, is leading several Duke initiatives to address this challenge in his role as co-chief for the Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Read the latest from Duke Health's Clinical Practice Today series to learn more about these projects.