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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Opportunities to Promote Children's Behavioral Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21795.
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Appendix A

Workshop Statement of Task

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION AND INTERVENTIONS TO PROMOTE CHILDREN’S COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: A WORKSHOP

Statement of Task: An ad hoc committee will plan an interactive public workshop featuring presentations on funding avenues for evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to promote children’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral health. The committee will identify specific topics to be covered at the workshop, select and invite speakers and other participants, and moderate the discussions. An individually authored brief summary and an individually authored full-length summary of the workshop presentations and discussions will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Opportunities to Promote Children's Behavioral Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21795.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Opportunities to Promote Children's Behavioral Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21795.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Opportunities to Promote Children's Behavioral Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21795.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in 2010, has several provisions that could greatly improve the behavioral health of children and adolescents in the United States. It requires that many insurance plans cover mental health and substance use disorder services, rehabilitative services to help support people with behavioral health challenges, and preventive services like behavioral assessments for children and depression screening for adults. These and other provisions provide an opportunity to confront the many behavioral health challenges facing youth in America.

To explore how the ACA and other aspects of health care reform can support innovations to improve children's behavioral health and sustain those innovations over time, the Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held a workshop on April 1-2, 2015. The workshop explicitly addressed the behavioral health needs of all children, including those with special health needs. It also took a two-generation approach, looking at the programs and services that support not only children but also parents and families. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of this workshop.

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