As part of professional practice, it is imperative that child and adolescent psychiatrists engage federal and state legislators on the important issues that directly address the needs of children with mental illness. AACAP provides resources for members to use as they communicate with policymakers about issues related to child and adolescent psychiatry and children's mental health.
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Children at the Border
Children's Mental Health
Take action now. Tell your state and federal lawmakers about the national children’s mental health emergency.
Collaboration with Primary Care
Safe and effective mental and physical health care requires collaboration and communication between child and adolescent psychiatrists and other medical professionals. AACAP provides materials to assist clinicians and policy makers interested in developing collaborative care models. Click here to learn more.
Health Care Reform
Health Information Technology
Mental Health Parity
Mental Health Reform
Medical Necessity Criteria
Prevention and Early Intervention
Psychotropic Medications and Children
School-Based Mental Health
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