Practices Needed to Inform Behavioral Health Advocacy

WCAAP is working with University of Washington’s Masters in Health Administration students to profile behavioral health care provided in primary care for children in Washington. The report will help advance our work with legislators in the 2021 session to improve behavioral health access for kids.

You can help! We are looking for primary care pediatric and family medicine practices that do not have embedded behavioral health professionals to help illustrate current state of behavioral health services.

Participating clinics will share clinic experiences with the students to demonstrate:

  • how much behavioral health care primary care providers provide to children and adolescents
  • patients’ pre-COVID and current needs today
  • referral patterns and wait times for establishing BH care
  • how recent use of telehealth has affected access to BH care

We will also be collecting stories about the need for improved behavioral health access for children and teens.

Please consider participating in this effort. Contact Tammy Martin at to learn more.