Could the Affordable Care Act make integrating child psychology services into pediatric practice a routine practice?
In This Issue
- Integrated Primary Care: Transitioning from Guest to Member of the Team
Psychology providers can becoming permanent, indispensable team members of health care practices.
- Competencies for Pediatric Psychology Practice in Primary Care Settings: A work in progress
Defining competencies needed and how to train for them is essential to integrating mental health care in primary care.
- Making Sleep a Priority in Pediatric Primary Care
Useful, practical evidence-supported guidelines address sleep problems in pediatrics.
- Evidence-based obesity management for primary care
How environmental, economic, cultural and behavioral factors are also important contributors to obesity risk.
- Development and implementation of developmental screening tools in primary care
The Affordable Care Act mandates that insurers pay for developmental, behavioral, and autism screening.
The Next Generation
- Progress in integrating psychology services within pediatric primary care
The integration of child psychology in primary care is discussed in this column written by graduate students.
By Elizabeth S. Molzon, MS and Erin E. Brannon, MS
Children, Youth and Families Update
- An update from the committee
The Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) Educator Toolkit, recap of 2013 APA Convention Activities and Public Interest blog, Psychology Benefits Society.
CYF Advocacy Update
- Federal policy activities addressing issues important to children, youth and families
Government shutdown, Medicaid reform, TANF Reauthorization and Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect fatalities are covered.
By Micah A. Haskell-Hoehl and Ben Vonachen