Duke Integrated Pediatric Mental Health Initiative (IPMH) aims to create a unified continuum of care to improve children’s mental health at Duke, in Durham, and beyond. In collaboration with community partners, their central goal is to enable the Durham community to become a national model for effective and collaborative pediatric mental health care within integrated educational and health systems.
Their three main strategies are:
- Assessing current pediatric mental health care and identifying gaps in care by collaborating with community agencies, services, and systems of care.
- Enhancing pediatric mental health knowledge through professional development of emergency care providers.
- Implementing strategies to establish and maintain an effective and sustainable collaboration with local schools, including the Durham Public Schools system.