Join for a Webinar on Supporting Pediatric Behavioral Health Amidst Shortages

Date: May 19, 2022

Enhancing Access to Pediatric Behavioral Health Amidst Shortages, Webinar Series Part 2

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022     

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

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Webinar Description:

This session will highlight leading New England programs enhancing the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and, thereby, their infants’ social and emotional development, through culturally appropriate treatment and recovery support services. The session will also describe strategies to enhance access to pediatric behavioral health by building frontline provider competency and provider training supports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain awareness of programs and investments related to behavioral health available from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), such as the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program and the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program.
  • Discuss effective strategies to enhance access to affordable, community –based treatment and recovery support services, locally or via telehealth especially in rural and medically underserved areas.
  • Identify opportunities to offer care coordination support to pediatric health care providers and health care providers serving pregnant and postpartum women. Provider types include pediatricians, obstetricians, gynecologists, mental health care providers, and other primary care providers.
  • Gain further insight into the continuum of behavioral health services and collaborations between primary care and hospital-based services.

Featured Speakers:

Sarah Guth, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Consultation Service, University of Vermont Medical Center

Sarah Hagin, PhD, Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN) Program Manager, Bradley Hospital, Riverside, Rhode Island

Reid Plimpton, Program Manager, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, Augusta, Maine

Madhavi Reddy, MSPH, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD), Senior Public Health Analyst, Rockville, MD

Kathryn Wolfe, LICSW, LADC, Maternal Depression Grant Program Administrator, VT Department of Health

Webinar Moderator:

Matthew Salaga, JD, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts


This webinar is a close collaboration between HRSA IEA Region 1 and the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center. The series’ goal is to highlight sustainable models of telehealth and best practices to increase access to health care and reduce health disparities.

To access the recording of Part 1-Pediatric Behavioral Health, Sustainable Strategies Panel, please click here.

For more information about the series, contact Veronica Roa at

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