Briefing: Improving Medicaid Mental Health Services for Children


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join us for an educational staff briefing on improving mental health services for children on Medicaid. In addition to providing a background on the issues most important in pediatric mental health, panelists will highlight various initiatives that work to increase access to mental health care and that improve quality of care for special populations, such as children in foster care. This briefing will include discussions of programs that reduce over-prescription of anti-psychotics and improve continuity of care for children in the foster care system. The panelists will each give a short presentation and leave time to answer questions.

This briefing is the third in a four-part briefing series being held in collaboration with the Children’s Health Care Caucus


  • Brooke Lehmann, MSW, Esq., Child Works, LLC


  • Jane Meschan Foy, MD FAAP, Chair, Task Force on Mental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Robert Hilt, MD, Child Psychiatrist , Director of Partnership Access Line Consult Services, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Beth Morrow, Director, Health IT Initiatives, The Children’s Partnership
  • Steve Tuck, CEO, Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

This briefing series is dedicated to exploring how Medicaid matters to kids’ health. The series will leave attendees with a broad but thorough understanding of Medicaid and its complexities, and a solid foundation from which to make positive policy decisions. The series will conclude with a final briefing on June 27, 2012, on the topic of reducing red tape for kids on Medicaid.

Sponsored by:

  • Children’s Hospital Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • First Focus
  • Family Voices
  • Georgetown Center for Children and Families
  • March of Dimes