September 18, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector are fragmented among multiple providers and government ministries, resulting in a patchwork of services. Perplexing access points and long wait times often result in frustration and unmet treatment needs for patients and families. Organizations are increasingly exploring formalized partnerships to address these challenges. This presentation discusses lessons learned on the journey towards a shared vision and implementation of the following 2 unique, innovative partnerships with SickKids, an academic health sciences centre:1) Integration with the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a key community mental health agency with urban and rural locations_2) As a member of the Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA). Tripartite funding from an anonymous donor; the Ontario MOHLTC; and the Foundations of SickKids, CAMH, the Faculty of Medicine (Toronto), and Trillium Health Partners, enables the MPA’s mandate to transform conceptualizations and management of patients with combined medical and mental health issues.
Tony Pignatiello, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Medical Director TeleLink (SickKids); Director, Child/Youth/Family, MPA.
Christina Bartha, Executive Director, Brain & Mental Health (SickKids and Hincks).
Paul Davis, Director, Health Systems Integration (SickKids)