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Partnering to expand mental health care access for all children in Illinois Heading link

Pediatrician smiling at a young child patient

Illinois DocAssist is collaborating with the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics,  Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, and Family Services (IDPH, OWHFS), Illinois Title V Maternal and Child Health Program (IL Title V) to expand Illinois’ existing statewide mental health programs and services. The expansion, which is made possible with funding by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), primarily focuses on the following activities:

  • Providing a multitude of mental health education and training opportunities to pediatricians and other primary health care professionals
  • Increasing the number of Illinois DocAssist consultation services across the state
  • Developing a stronger network of mental health resources and referrals accessible to providers serving pediatric patients and their families