Georgia Mental Health Access in Pediatrics (GMAP) integrates behavioral health into primary care practice. GMAP supports pediatric primary care providers’ ability to assess, treat, and refer Georgia youth with behavioral health needs.
Participating GMAP providers gain access to:
- Provider Education through Project ECHO, an interactive tele mentoring learning approach between behavioral health specialists and pediatric providers,
- Teleconsultation guidance on cases through a nonemergency telephone advice line hosted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and
- Care coordination services for families they serve, through a directory of behavioral health providers by Georgia county.
This HRSA grant allows the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families at Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to partner with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (in collaboration with Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia and Children’s Hospital of Georgia), and the Center of Excellence at Georgia State University to pilot this program in DBHDD regions 3, 4, and 5. Georgia joins the national network of pediatric mental health care access programs.
- Find out more by visiting GMAP online
- Sign up to participate in an upcoming ECHO behavioral health. Check out the flyer on the upcoming Anxiety and Depression ECHO.
- Pediatric providers can access the advice line Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by calling 404-785-3922
- Enroll in GMAP firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions? Contact email@example.com
GMAP is for primary care providers in Georgia, serving children and youth ages 0 to 21. You can learn more about GMAP here.