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Cincinnati Children’s Mental Health Program Highlighted by White House

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy collected and shared a collection of actions being taken by government agencies, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia to respond to America’s mental health crisis.

In addition to highlighting the Biden administration’s mental health strategy and mental health research priorities, the Office of Science and Technology Policy shared several initiatives occurring beyond governmental agencies–including an integrated behavioral health care training program at Cincinnati Children’s.

“These actions address key research priorities and move us closer to a future where every American has access to the best available care when and where they need it,” the White House communication states.

The Cincinnati Children’s initiative was recently funded by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as part of its new Mental and Behavioral Health Awards Program.

In Cincinnati, experts are providing integrated behavioral health training to primary care physicians, medical and psychology residents and fellows, nurses, social workers and other allied health professionals. The program helps establish behavioral escalation response teams to more effectively manage behavioral dysregulation and procedural anxiety.

Learn more about mental health research and innovation at Cincinnati Children’s.