The current youth behavioral health system is under-resourced, underfunded and often not well coordinated. Historic approaches that minimally adapt adult models to children and youth have led to insufficient child and youth specific strategic design of effective systems. Recent investments and policies offer a tremendous opportunity to redesign strategies, payment, and the delivery system to enhance access and achieve better outcomes, equity, and satisfaction of children and families. Health Management Associates (HMA) understand the levers and impacts across the system from state and local policy makers to payers, providers, schools, and communities. Our multidisciplinary teams will partner with you to identify challenges and solutions to advance and sustain the system of care.
What Makes HMA Unique?
HMA’s cross sectoral, multidisciplinary team is comprised of more than 20 dedicated children and youth behavioral health experts with rich backgrounds in government, community-based providers and payers. Our approach includes a deep understanding of policy, clinical, operations and fiscal systems, providing our clients with fundamental tools to design and implement sustainable solutions.
Our expertise spans multiple specialty areas impacted by children’s behavioral health:
Juvenile justice and justice-involved
Child welfare and foster care
Children’s behavioral health – primary care and social services, children with serious behavioral health issues (SMI, including co-occurring issues)
Youth crisis and mobile services, crisis stabilization unit design (CSU) services
School-based wellness centers, community schools
Certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs)
State policy and system redesign, evidence-based practices and strategic planning including the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare
Telehealth for children and adolescents
Mental health first aid
Our team is advancing the design, integration, and quality of children’s behavioral health across states and the continuum of care.
Examples of our work include:
Policy and system design for behavioral health services, foster care, and the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare
Maternal and child health programing and 2Gen approaches
Managed Care Organizations (MCO) reviews, strategy ad program design
Health system emergency department boarding and health system and community intervention design
Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) design and implementation
Implementation of school-based wellness centers and building connections to the health system
Services across the healthcare spectrum.
With a deep understanding of current and emerging shifts in care and policy, our behavioral health consultants are well equipped to provide specialized services for a range of clients.