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Key program links pediatricians to psychiatric services for youth during pandemic mental health crisis

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Amid a growing mental health crisis among young people, experts at UMass Chan Medical School are working on the front lines to support pediatricians across Massachusetts who are caring for struggling children and their families.

In a new Voices of UMass Chan podcast, Yael Dvir, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and Bruce Waslick, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at UMass Chan-Baystate, discuss how the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, also known as MCPAP, has been providing primary care providers with quick access to psychiatric consultations since 2004.