Advancing Children’s Behavioral Health Through Systems Integration

Wednesday, October 25th

Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early interventions that support lifelong health. This session explores states’ opportunities, challenges, and experiences.


  • PDF-icon Donna Bradbury, Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children & Families, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • PDF-icon Linda McCall, Program Director, Long Term Care and Behavioral Health, Georgia Department of Community Health
  • PDF-icon Allison Sampson-Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Integration Solutions
  • Cheryl J. Roberts, Deputy Director of Programs, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

This session is being sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration