Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States  (March 2013)

A challenge to expanding children’s mental health care through the Affordable Care Act is the underdeveloped state of these services across the U.S. An 11-state study conducted by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools identifies both common barriers to and encouraging examples of success.

As always, our paper has benefitted from the review and comment of a number of colleagues and to them goes our profound thanks. We particularly appreciated the comments of friend and colleague, Scott Bloom, LCSW (Director of School Mental Health Services at the New York City Departments of Health & Mental Hygiene and Department of Education) who has shared his insights with us over the years.

Press Release: As Affordable Care Act Expands Coverage for Children’s Mental Health Services, New Report Exposes Barriers and Opportunities