Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP)
What is PPP?
Resource for Advancing Children’s Health
• Nonprofit founded to ensure the most effective, scientifically proven Mental Health care reaches all children and families.
• Offers MH training program for Primary Care Clinicians called the Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (“PPP”) Program.
• Has transformed practices of 4,000+ primary care clinicians (“PCCs”), enabling them to deliver timely and effective primary care-based MH services to children and families.
PPP Program Description
A dynamic 2.5 day, 16.25-hour, in person interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems
6 month, case-based, virtual learning program in which small groups of Primary Care Clinicians meet with PPP faculty 2x monthly for 1-hour video conferences to discuss challenging cases + apply skills learned.
Participants earn up to 29.75 CME credits.
In-person (when safe) for groups of 25-50 participants.
Multidisciplinary teachers: 2-3 primary care clinicians (or developmental-behavioral peds and 1-2 child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs).
Based on basic behavior science, so greater impact on practice change and PCC effectiveness than more "typical" CMEs/ad hoc phone consultation programs.
"PPP significantly increased my confidence treating MH conditions in pediatric patients. I've seen them transform as they get help they need, without having to wait months to see a psychiatrist. They each come back a different person. This program has been life changing for my practice!"
- Priya Thomas, MD, FAAP
"PPP significantly improved my ability to counsel kids, parents, and other caregivers about behavioral health challenges. The 6-month consults connected me to a network of PCPs and other experts. I feel supported and confident that my patients receive the most up to date care. I highly recommend this program to anyone who provides healthcare to children and teens!"
- Evan Brockman, MD, MPH, FAAP in Metro ATL
Expected PPP Outcomes
Provider confidence and comfort gains for pediatricians/PCCs treating MH + BH conditions.
Expanded care Brief interventions by pediatric practices for their patients.
Improved patient/family engagement + satisfaction.
Improved provider and staff satisfaction and decreased burnout.
Decreased emergency visits for MH + BH concerns.
Improved patient compliance with treatment plans.
Reduced costs, increased revenue: Major cost savings and revenue increases for practices and systems throughout Georgia.