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Approximately 1 in 5 children have a mental health condition, but there is a national shortage of providers to care for them.

Learn how “population health” strategies can support these children.

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Dr. Whitney Raglin Bignall

Expanding Mental Health Care in the Black Community

“Only about 5% of practicing psychologists are Black, and that number is even lower when it comes to those who specialize in pediatric care,” notes The Columbus Dispatch, in exploring the many reasons why some Black people both do not receive and do not seek out mental health care.

David Axelson

Leveraging a Limited Pediatric Mental Health Workforce

Dr. Axelson explains a “system of care” concept that has developed at Nationwide Children’s, where psychiatrists lead multidisciplinary teams of mental health professionals and work with community primary care providers to reach underserved areas.

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Pediatric Vital Signs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a number of community partners launched the first effort of its kind in the United States to measure and improve the health of every child: Pediatric Vital Signs.

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Behavioral Health

Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital addresses the needs of children and adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioral or developmental problems.

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BH-TIPS Video Consult for Providers

Ohio community-based primary care providers can receive provider-to-provider consultation with our psychiatrists through virtual appointments.

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Helping Kids in Crisis

The Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion is America’s largest center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus.

Suicide Prevention and Research

The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children's Hospital was created to address the growing problem of suicide among youth in central Ohio.