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Transforming Mental Health Initiative


The Transforming Mental Health Initiative works toward effective prevention, early identification, mental health integration and treatment services, policy advocacy, and research to improve the mental health status of children and youth.

A priority focus on access and care, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, in conjunction with Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and Children’s Physicians Medical Group, has partnered with the pediatric primary care providers in our provider network to create a new Primary Care Mental Health Integration Model based in the primary care setting to care for the whole child.

Transforming Mental Health Objectives

TMH has goals related to three main objectives: early identification, education and research.  

Early Identification

  • Primary care mental health integration
  • Mental health screenings


  • Provider education 
  • Patient education 
  • Community education 
  • Workforce development education 


  • Comprehensive clinical research strategy  
  • Data-driven patient care 
  • Improve treatment and outcomes 

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