TeenScreen National Center partners with organizations and individuals that share our committment to prioritizing teen mental health.
We are a founding member of CheckUpNow, a coalition of leading mental health and family health organizations dedicated to the adoption of mental health screenings as a routine part of teen health care. CheckUpNow works to educate federal and state governments on the importance of access to voluntary mental health screenings for all youth between the ages of 11 and 24. Members include Active Minds; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Families USA; The Jed Foundation; Mental Health America; National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Suicide Prevention Action Network USA.
Primary Care Partnerships
We collaborate with key influencers in the health care system to increase access to mental health screenings in primary care. This work focuses on care reimbursed by private and public sector insurance, delivered in individual and group practices, and primary care delivered in emergency rooms. TeenScreen National Center also works in partnership to improve medical education for health professionals. Key primary care partnerships include:
|ValueOptions||Setting up referral programs and screening initiatives for insurers|
|EmblemHealth||Project to obtain 20% participation from 8,500 plan providers|
|Kaiser Permanente||Colorado group plan expanding to statewide multi-insurer program|
|Cincinnati Children’s Hospital||Proof of principle on screening as part of the primary care delivered in hospital emergency departments|
|Clinical Directors Network||Proof of principle in public health clinic setting|
|Medicaid/EPSDT||Adoption of screening materials and training|
|Medscape||CME programs for health professionals|
Schools and Communities
Nearly 600 school and community partners recieve assistance from the TeenScreen National Center. They include state health and education departments, comprehensive school health centers, community mental health centers and associations, Boys Town, local Junior Leagues, tribal health organizations, suicide prevention foundations and suicide prevention hotlines.
While not a research organization, we are eager to work with others to evaluate the full range of screening activities. Some of the TeenScreen National Center partnership programs include a research component, and there is some funding available for investigator initiated studies.