One million children in New York State have mental health needs. There is a shortage of child psychiatrists across the state and few in rural areas. We all recognize these facts. And the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has a plan in place to address this.
Project TEACH is one way that OMH is working to meet the mental health needs of children and families. Its mission is to strengthen and support pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) in New York State to provide care for mild to moderate mental health conditions and link children and families to the available mental health services in their area.
CAP PC is one of two regional providers that deliver services for Project TEACH. We cover more than 80% of the state in Regions 1 and 3 (upstate, New York City, and Long Island). C.A.P.E.S. is the regional provider for Region 2 (eastern New York).
CAP PC is a collaboration between the Departments of Psychiatry at several renowned institutions:
- University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
- SUNY Upstate Medical University
- Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine