Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14.  The importance of early identification and intervention is vital to children's overall health.  Yet there is a shortage of child psychiatrists across New York State.  Very few are in rural areas.

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has a plan in place to address this.

Project TEACH is one way that OMH is working to meet the mental health needs of children and families.  Its mission is to strengthen and support the ability of New York's pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns

NYS Office of Mental Health

The new web address for Project TEACH is:


New Educational Video Series on Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care


The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Center for Practice Innovations have developed a series of educational videos intended to familiarize individuals and their physical and behavioral health providers with:


  • Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs);
  • Adult Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS); and 
  • Health Home Care Management


The series also walks through the process of accessing Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services, including the role of Care Managers, the Eligibility Assessment, and the Person-Centered Plan of Care.


View the series by clicking on the link in the more information on behavioral health section below


More information on Behavioral Health:

    Understanding Pain and Prescription Drugs

    Behavioral Health Managed Care (Youtube Version)