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Project TEACH

3/23/2019

 The NYS Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) has partnered with Project TEACH, a statewide program fully funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health, to help promote Project TEACH services.

Project TEACH was established in 2010 to support the critical role that New York State pediatric primary care providers (PCP’s) play in the early identification and treatment of mild-to-moderate mental health concerns for children ranging in age from 0 to 21. Project TEACH services include:
  • Telephone consultations with Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrists (“Regional Providers”)
  • Face-to-face evaluations provided by the Regional Providers in certain circumstances
  • Linkages and referrals to key community mental health resources  
  • A diversity of CME accredited educational opportunities.
 
All New York PCP’s are eligible to receive Project TEACH services at no cost, including pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, adult psychiatrists treating children, and other prescribers.
These services are outlined in more detail on the Project TEACH website at www.projectteachny.org.
Check out Project TEACH’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProjectTEACHNY/


 
 


Second Annual Forum: Innovative Practices in Prevention Science
Agenda


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome/Housekeeping Remarks


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Session 1: Keynote Address—Early Childhood Mental Health in the Digital Age
Dr. Helen L. Egger, MD - Arnold Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University Langone Health

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Session 2: Practical Implementation of Early Identification and Treatment of Psychosocial Concerns in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting in the 0 to 5 Age Range—A Panel Discussion About Practice Transformation

10:30— 11:00 a.m. Dr. Elizabeth A. Isakson, MD, FAAP – Executive Director, Docs for Tots

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Dr. Diane E. Bloomfield, MD - Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs, Academic General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; Medical Director, Family Care Center (FCC), Montefiore Medical Group; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Ms. Evelyn J. Blanck, LCSW - Associate Executive Director, New York Center for Child Development; Program Director, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Treatment Program; Co-President, New York Zero to Three Network; Chair, New York City Early Childhood Mental Health Strategic Work Group

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. A Panel Discussion and Moderated Q&A with Session 2 Faculty
Dr. Elizabeth A. Isakson, MD, FAAP

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Session 3: Evidence-Based NYS Programs That Address Early Intervention/Identification of Psychosocial Concerns in the 0 to 5 Age Range— Project TEACH

Dr. Victor M. Fornari, MD – Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center; Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Project TEACH Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
and Dr. Diane E. Bloomfield, MD - Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs, Academic General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; Medical Director, Family Care Center (FCC), Montefiore Medical Group; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Session 4: Evidence-Based NYS Programs That Address Early Intervention/Identification of Psychosocial Concerns in the 0 to 5 Age Range— HealthySteps

Dr. Polina L. Umylny, PhD - Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP), Montefiore Medical Group; Director, HealthySteps Training; Training Consultant, ZERO TO THREE/Healthy Steps National at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Group (CHAM)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 5: A Panel Discussion and Moderated Q&A with all Afternoon Faculty
Dr. Victor M. Fornari, MD

3:00– 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Dr. David H. Rubin, MD, on behalf of the Project TEACH Statewide Coordination Center
Dr. Matthew B. Perkins, MD, MBA, MPH, on behalf of the New York State Office of Mental Health

3:15 p.m. Adjourn