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What is TEAM UP?

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics

What does TEAM UP do?

TEAM UP is a pediatric integrated behavioral health initiative designed to equip pediatrics pracitces to deliver high-quality, evidence-informed, trauma-responsive, integrated behavioral healthcare in  structurally marginalized communities.

What is TEAM UP's mission?

TEAM UP for Children is grounded in the belief that access to services to promote behavioral health and family strengthening is a social justice issue.

The initiative seeks to meet the needs of community members that have experienced multiple challenges in their home countries or local communities, from trauma and racism to poverty and violence.

It builds upon the strength of primary care practices as anchoring, culturally competent institutions that share this mission, and that have come together to develop a sustainable, adaptable, and replicable model of integrated health care.

What is TEAM UP's vision?

All children and families will live within a community that fosters and promotes physical and behavioral health, wellness, and resilience.

What is TEAM UP's aim?

To promote positive child health and well-being through innovative and consistent delivery of evidence-based integrated behavioral health care.

What is TEAM UP's target population?

TEAM UP serves children and their families seeking care in structurally marginalized communities.

How many children does TEAM UP serve?

TEAM UP serves 40,000 children in Massachusetts annually.

74% are from a racial and/or ethnic minoritized group;
37% are best served in a language other than English;
67% live at or below the federal poverty level.

What is TEAM UP's reach?

40,000 Children served annually;
390+ Integrated workforce trained;
7+ Health centers & emerging partnerships.

What is the evidence that supports the TEAM UP Model?

TEAM UP’s robust evaluation arm has demonstrated positive outcomes for children and families, the health care workforce, and system-wide utilization of primary care services. Ten peer-reviewed studies are included in these publications.

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What are the demonstrated positive outcomes?
Who are TEAM UP’s Key Partners?

All activities within the TEAM UP for Children initiative are made possible through the contributions of the TEAM UP Community Partners.

Funding for the TEAM UP for Children initiative is provided by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation.

TEAM UP Hub: Boston Medical Center

Evaluation: Boston University

Policy & Advocacy: Health Care For All

Experts: TEAM UP Scientific Advisory Board

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