Posts in Mental Health Services
Letter to the Presidential Transition Team on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Priorities

December 19, 2016

A letter to President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Pence, and the Presidential Transition Team that set forth “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Principles,” a list of six concrete opportunities to improve and enhance mental health services for children devised by a coalition of organizations representing a diverse array of perspectives. See more

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Comments to CMS on the Application of Mental Health Parity Requirements to Medicaid and CHIP

June 8, 2015

Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008; the Application of Mental Health Parity Requirements to Coverage Offered by Medicaid Managed Care Organization, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Alternative Benefit Plans. See more  

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Strengthening Preventive Care to Better Address Multiple Health Risks Among Adolescents

Presentations by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Susan K. Maloney, Angela Diaz, and Anne Morris, November 2010.

This report summarizes the presentations at the Adolescent Preventive Services Institute at the American College of Preventive Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting. It reports on the prevalence and co-occurrence of teen risk behaviors, the underutilization of clinical preventive services for adolescents, and barriers to the delivery of preventive care. The report also presents evidence-informed strategies for improving clinical and community prevention and includes a description of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center as an innovative primary care model. See more →

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Significant Multiple Risk Behaviors Among U.S. High School Students 

by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, and Katherine N. Arnold, March 2010

Based on an original analysis of the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, this fact sheet provides national information on multiple health risk behaviors among high school students. It examines 12 types of significant health risk behaviors that include unsafe sexual behaviors, unhealthy eating and exercise patterns, mental health and substance use problems, and behaviors that contribute to violence. It reports on the prevalence and co-occurrence of these health risk behaviors and also differences by gender, race and ethnicity, and grade level. Implications for preventive interventions are also discussed. See more

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