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Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth
More than half of young adults in the United States experience significant behavioral health problems before age 18, yet fewer than 20 percent of those who need treatment receive the care they need to thrive. The Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth (IN-BeHAPY) creates a platform to pursue a systematic program of research that addresses key clinical and implementation science questions for young adults experiencing behavioral health problems in the state.
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“The long-term goal of this research program is to reduce the burden of behavioral health problems among Indiana families by optimizing a practical, effective and sustainable technology-enhanced system for delivering best-practice services.”
Leslie Hulvershorn, MD, program co-director
The long-term goal of the Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth is to reduce the challenges Indiana families face when seeking care for behavioral health problems for young adults.
Through the use of sustainable technology-enhanced systems, like telemedicine, the program delivers best-practice services to the families that need it most.
Feedback from this program is collected from pediatric primary care providers throughout Indiana through surveys, focus groups and a pilot trial of the program. The program is also gathering input from participating families on how well the program works.
Program experts utilize survey and focus group data from participating families to determine how to best develop the program’s policies and procedures.
This project helps IU School of Medicine experts learn how best to promote efficient access to high-quality behavioral health care services for families seen in pediatric primary care clinics.
Information on factors that influence local use intervention during learning meetings and interviews with program users and non-users is regularly collected to identify potential facilitators and barriers to implementation and sustainability for future statewide dissemination and implementation efforts.