AMCHP envisions a future where mental health is seen as integral to overall health for maternal and child health populations. In order to achieve equitable, culturally-appropriate, family-centered, and community-relevant care, services, and support, AMCHP will promote integrated systems, reduction of stigma, and increased access to mental health and substance use services.
AMCHP is committed to supporting our members to address mental health and substance use disorders at the state level and to serving as an advocate at the national level. Learn more about why this is a priority area for AMCHP and for our members and see how we are committed to addressing this through our strategic plan and legislative agenda.
Current AMCHP MH Projects
|Adolsecent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (AYA-BH CoIIN)|
purpose of the AYA-BH CoIIN is to improve depression screening and
follow-up for young people through systems-level behavioral health
integration in primary care and by increasing screening rates for major
depressive episodes in clinical settings using practice-based quality
improvement tools and methods.
|PRISM (Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking)|
is a capacity-building project to empower Title V leaders and their
state and local partners to advance policy that supports the needs of
women of reproductive age with mental health and substance use
|Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) - Goal 2: Current and Emerging Public Health Issues and Threats|
project supports AMCHP to increase its internal capacity to develop
resources to address mental health and substance use disorders as well
as provide TA to state Title V programs to address challenges in
responding to their MCH populations’ mental/behavioral health needs.
AMCHP Mental Health Resources
External Mental Health Organizations and Resources