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Adolescent and Young Adult National Resource Center. 2019-. #ScreenToInterveneForAYAs: Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Blog. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This blog provides a space for state Title V maternal and child health professionals and their partners to learn about efforts to build better preventive care systems for optimal adolescent and young adult wellbeing across the country.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Behavior, Adolescent health, Behavioral medicine, Communication, Prevention programs, Social media, State Title V programs, State initiatives, Young adults

Virginia Health Catalyst. 2019. Providing comprehensive care for your patients: An oral health integration toolkit for health care providers. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Health Catalyst, 18 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information for health professionals about how to create an integrated health system that incorporates oral health. It discusses how to create an integration plan and factors to consider when integrating care. Integration care models for women’s health, early childhood health, older adult health, chronic disease, and behavioral health are provided. Each model includes factors to consider and practical examples.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Health promotion, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Women’s health, Young children

St. Jean E. 2015. How oral health and mental health are connected. Washington, DC: National Association of Counties, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief discusses factors that may affect the oral health of individuals living with mental illness. It also addresses strategies and activities that, if implemented, have the potential to impact health behavior and promote intervention. Topics include co-locating community-based oral, behavioral, and primary health care services; teaching behavioral health professionals about oral hygiene and motivational interviewing techniques; and providing information to families and other caregivers about protective factors such as avoiding tobacco use, eating healthy foods, and engaging in regular physical activity that can potentially reduce disparities in access and improve the oral health status of individuals with mental illness.

Contact: National Association of Counties, 25 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 393-6226 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Behavioral medicine, Community based services, Health behavior, Intervention, Mental health, Oral health, Primary care, Protective factors, Risk factors, Service integration, Work force

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. 2014. Advancing behavioral health integration within NCQA recognized patient-centered medical homes. Washington, DC: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document reviews the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program standards as they relate to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The review highlights four NCQA-PCMH standards which include elements and factors specific to behavioral health integration and applies an expanded interpretation of all standards through the lens of behavioral health integration. Topics include patient-centered access, team-based care, population health management, care management and support, care coordination and transitions, performance measurement and quality improvement. Detail about implementing the elements is included.

Contact: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, E-mail: integration@thenational Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Behavioral medicine, Family centered care, Medical home, Mental health, Model programs, Primary care, Program development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service integration, Standards

Boyd LW. 2013. Theraeputic foster care: Exceptional care for complex, trauma-impacted youth in foster care. Washington, DC: First Focus, State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about best practices in therapeutic or treatment foster care (TFC), a clinical intervention for youth from birth to age 18 who have severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs. Topics include essential partners; building relationships among provider agencies and child advocates; example practices in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nebraska; efforts to expand the focus beyond safety and permanency to well-being for youth in therapeutic foster care; and public policy challenges.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents with special health care needs, Advocacy, Behavioral medicine, Children with special health care needs, Foster care, Foster parents, Health services delivery, Intervention, Medically fragile children, Mental health, Policy development, Psychological needs, Reimbursement, Relationships, Therapeutics, Training, Trauma care, Youth

Peek CJ and National Integration Academy Council. 2013. Lexicon for behavioral health and primary care integration:Concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 50 pp.

Annotation: This lexicon is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what is meant by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition—what things look like in practice. This lexicon aims to enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers and patients working for effective, widespread implementation on a meaningful scale.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Medical terminology, Primary care, Service integration

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2011–. High-priority evidence gaps for clinical preventive services. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: These reports to Congress identify gaps in the evidence base for clinical preventive services and provide recommendations for priority areas for research to generate the evidence needed to improve health and health care. Topics include screening tests and behavioral interventions with significant evidence gaps deserving further research; and evidence gaps related to the health and health care of older adults, children, adolescents, and women.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolesents, Behavioral health, Children, Evidence based medicine, Health behavior, Intervention, Older adults, Preventive health services, Research, Screening, Women

Takach M, Purington K, Osius E. 2010. A tale of two systems: A look at state efforts to integrate primary care and behavioral health in safety net settings. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on how the states of Missouri and Tennessee have approached the integration of their primary care and behavioral health systems, offering lessons that can be used by other states seeking to integrate these two separate health care delivery systems. Included for each state are summaries of the current integration landscape as well as strategies related to policy, regulation, payment, contracting, and cross-system efforts. The report also provides an overview of the nation's primary care and behavioral health systems, summarizing the differences between the two and the challenges that need to be addressed as part of the integration process.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Health care systems, Missouri, Model programs, Primary care, Service integration, State initiatives, Tennessee

Parker S, Zuckerman BS, Augustyn MC, eds. 2005. Behavioral and developmental pediatrics: A handbook for primary care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippencott Williams and Wilkins, 466 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to assist primary care clinicians—pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, pediatric nurses—and others who care for children to strengthen their skills in dealing with patients and their families. The book is divided in to three parts. Part I discusses the fundamentals of behavioral and developmental pediatrics to enable the clinician to create a therapeutic atmosphere in primary care. Parts II and III address issue-specific developmental and behavioral problems. Developmental and behavioral questionnaires and screening instruments are provided in the appendices. An index concludes the book.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7817-1683-7.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavioral medicine, Child health, Developmental pediatrics, Infant health

Alfano E, Carty L, ed. 2005. Integration of primary care and behavioral health: Report on a roundtable discussion of strategies for private health insurance. Washington, DC: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report reflects the discussions and recommendations put forth by Roundtable members for improving health care quality through integration of primary care and behavioral health care. Section one of the report provides a summary of barriers to the integration of care, including financial barriers, differences in culture and practice, training issues, information systems and privacy protections, and consumer issues and concerns. The second section discusses topics and recommendations such as financial issues, collaboration needed for integration, key characteristics of integrated practices, parity in coverage, how carve-outs discourage integration of care, continuity of care, reimbursement, universal screening, and ways to improve treatment. Section three provides a list of recommendations organized by stakeholder group, and section four includes final analysis and concluding remarks. Notes and a list of roundtable participants are provided.

Contact: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1212, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 467-5730 Secondary Telephone: (202) 467-4232 Fax: (202) 223-0409 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Behavior development, Behavioral medicine, Collaboration, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Primary care, Quality assurance, Service integration

Schor EL, Elfenbein C. 2004. A need for faculty development in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 7 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief describes a study conducted to assess the amount of training that pediatricians receive in the areas of developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The brief, which contains an abstract, includes a background section, describes the methodology, presents the results, and offers a discussion and conclusion. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the brief. The brief concludes with endnotes.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Child behavior, Developmental pediatrics, Pediatricians, Research, Training

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2001. Biobehavioral development. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 23 pp. (From cells to selves)

Annotation: This document refines the goals and objectives of a strategic plan to better understand the developmental processes involved in forming cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and physical behaviors, and the biological and environmental factors that make infants, children, and adolescents more susceptible to behavioral disorders or to adopting risk-taking and violent behaviors. Chapter sections includes the strategic planning process, an outline of the scientific goals of the strategic plan, the importance of research technologies and resources, and the need for integrated training and education. The appendix includes a roster of working groups advisors.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Behavioral medicine, Behavioral sciences, Child development, Developmental psychology, Research, Strategic plans

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1997. Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Behavioral Pediatrics: Application kit for CFDA 93.110TB—Application guidance, including form PHS-6025-1. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document explains the behavioral pediatrics education grant application process. It includes Bureau directives, lists specific requirements and program elements for MCH leadership education in behavioral pediatrics, and explains the application process. Appendices include additional instructions and guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Applications, Behavioral medicine, Developmental pediatrics, Federal grants, Leadership, MCH training programs, Pediatrics, Professional education

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1995. Maternal and Child Health Bureau Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Fellowship Training Programs: Evaluation summary. [No place: No publisher], 136 pp.

Annotation: This summary report describes first eight years of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau training programs in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics (BDP), which started in 1986 with grants to eleven medical school and hospitals. The report includes chapters about the following: components of the educational program; types of training received by medical students and pediatric residents; evaluations of the program by current fellows; professional accomplishments of former fellows; academic productivity of program faculty; postgraduate education; new programs initiated; and the impact of fellowship programs. The concluding summary is an argument for continuation of the program as an cost-effective investment in our nation's future. Appendices include: BDP Training Program components; fellowship evaluation forms summary; and a compilation of publications by program faculty and fellows. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Curricula, Developmental pediatrics, Federal grants, Fellowships, Internship and residency, MCH training programs, Medical education, Medical students, Pediatricians, Pediatrics, Productivity, Professional education, Professional training, Program evaluation, Publications, Research methodology, Statistics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. 1994-. NLM classification. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, irregular.

Annotation: This classification scheme provides a shelf arrangement for materials in the field of medicine and its related sciences at the National Library of Medicine.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: ISBN 0-16--45397-6 .

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Biological sciences, Classification, Medical reference books, Medicine

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, Human Learning and Behavior Branch. 1988-. The Human Learning and Behavior Branch: A report to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, irregular.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the funding trends for the branch since 1978; the 1988 report emphasizes fiscal years 1985–1987, and the 1992 report emphasizes fiscal years 1988-1991. Research highlights are noted for the program areas of the branch: behavioral pediatrics, developmental behavioral biology, learning, cognition, social and emotional development, communication and learning disabilities, and prevention of risk behaviors associated with AIDS. Specific areas covered include: neonatal behavior; health and illness-related behavior of children and childhood injury; brain/behavior relationships as shaped by hormonal influences; development during the perinatal period; socialization of emotion and cognition and the development of cognition during infancy and childhood; the development of speech and language; and dyslexia.

Contact: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Human Learning and Behavior Branch, Executive Plaza North, Room 633, Bethesda, MD 20892., Telephone: (301) 496-6591 Available in libraries.

Keywords: AIDS, Behavioral medicine, Child development, Child health, Cognitive development, Communication, Emotional development, Learning, Learning disabilities, Pediatrics, Social development

Garbarino J, Schellenbach CJ, Sebes JM. 1986. Troubled youth, troubled families. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 356 pp.

Annotation: This book, evolving from work done on an NCCAN grant at Penn State University, is based on an in-depth study of 64 families from 1981 through 1983, conducted to understand the origin, dynamics and outcomes of abuse and neglect in the lives of the adolescents involved. This 'Family Intervention Project' investigated psychological and social aspects of two-parent families coping with adolescents' behavior, ranging from normal to seriously pathological. The study focused on the degree to which parent adolescent relations were at risk for emotional or physical abuse. The book provides some theories concerning adolescent maltreatment, and concerning child abuse and juvenile delinquency. The concept of high risk is presented and defined as are the measurement tools for determining that high risk and the resulting characteristics of high risk families. Factors of adolescent competence, behavior problems, socioeconomic stress, changes in family structure (as in step-families) are explored. Current interventions, prevention strategies with parents, support strategies for adolescents are discussed. Future prospects and programs for intervention are presented along with current evaluations or indicated needs for evaluation. A final chapter discusses the investigators' prognosis for troubled adolescents in troubled families.

Contact: Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 545 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1650, New York, NY 10018, Telephone: (212) 564-9223 Fax: (212) 564-9224 E-mail: Web Site: $41.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Behavioral sciences, Child abuse, Clinical medicine, Counseling, Crisis intervention, Drug abuse, Family violence, Injury prevention, Physical abuse, Research, Risk factors, Socioeconomic status, Survey tools

Fitzgerald HE, Lester BM, Yogman MW, eds. 1982. Theory and research in behavioral pediatrics. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 290 pp.

Annotation: This book, the first volume in a projected biennial series, contains articles on infant development from the perspective of behavioral pediatrics. Its chapters focus on early intervention, with a model for understanding plasticity in early development; behavior of premature newborns, including a manual for the assessment of preterm infants' behavior (APIB), adapted from the Brazleton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale; crying in young infants; the role of physical appearance in development; and sex differences in caregiving, particularly with respect to the relationship between father and infant. Each chapter has a bibliography.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Father child relations, Infant behavior, Infant development, Pediatrics, Premature infants, Research

Society for Behavioral Pediatrics. Proceedings of the National Conference on Behavioral Pediatrics. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 6(4):179-239. August 1985,

Annotation: This issue of the "Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics" presents the papers of the conference devoted to a discussion of the field of behavioral pediatrics by a small group of pediatricians. The intention of the conference was to explore issues related to the boundaries and definition of behavioral pediatrics. Major areas covered included the delivery of pediatric mental health care, the relationship of behavioral pediatrics to other disciplines, and behavioral pediatric training.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: Web Site: $14.00.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Mental health, Pediatricians, Pediatrics, Professional education, Psychosocial factors


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.