With up to twelve routine visits in the first three years of life, pediatric primary care offers an unparalleled opportunity to promote child health by also supporting the health of caregivers through dyadic interventions. The UCSF Center for Advancing Dyadic Care in Pediatrics helps clinics take full and ongoing advantage of this opportunity.
To promote child and family well-being by working collaboratively with publicly insured pediatric primary care settings to develop sustainable early childhood integrated behavioral health services through technical assistance and training.
California’s latest Medi-Cal innovations in payment reform have paved a pathway to pay for behavioral health promotion and prevention in pediatric primary care. By redefining medical necessity and removing prerequisite diagnosis to qualify for services, families can now access evidence-based services during pediatric visits to strengthen the health of their children.
Our work is evolving quickly. Stay connected on new opportunities to implement and pay for dyadic care in California.