Posted on August 9, 2016
To support the pilot of a new Connected Care Project at their Flushing, Queens mental health clinic. The purpose of the project is to improve access to mental health services for all children, their clinics’ financial health, and outcomes for very seriously troubled children and youth who would otherwise wind up in the revolving psychiatric hospital and/or juvenile detention doors. Funds will support the salary of an Engagement Specialist who will re-engage families who start breaking appointments thus keeping children in therapy until their goals have been achieved. The project addresses grave challenges currently facing community-based mental health clinics including reduced government funding and the shift of Medicaid from fee-for-service to managed care.