Navigating an Unprecedented Reform Landscape: Understanding the Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (YBHI) and CalAIM

In this webinar Alex Briscoe from the California Children’s Trust presents on Navigating an Unprecedented Reform Landscape: Understanding the Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (YBHI) and CalAIM. Topics that are covered in this webinar include:

  • The architecture of Medi-Cal for child/youth mental health – who pays for what now and how
  • Understanding how HHS/DHCS is redrawing the map of child/youth mental health services and what new players are being added to the field
  • New benefits: dyadic benefit, new family therapy benefits, and the enhanced case management (ECM) population focus
  • New provider classes: Community Health Workers, doulas, peers, and wellness coaches
  • Grants programs in the YBHI

The California Children’s Trust (CCT) is committed to working together to reinvent our state’s approach to children’s social, emotional, and developmental health. They are a statewide initiative that seeks to improve child well-being through policy and systems reform. Alex Briscoe is the principal at CCT. He is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. He previously directed the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and has designed and administered a number of mental health and physical health programs and services in child serving systems, including home visiting programs, programs for medically fragile children, and clinical and development programs in child welfare, juvenile justice, and early childhood settings.

You can access the slides from the webinar here.

You can access the webinar recording here

Below are links to a few article that are helpful for understanding the reforms California is embarking upon.

California's Medicaid Breakthrough: An Opportunity to Advance Children's Social and Emotional Health

Babies Don't Go to the Doctor By Themselves: Innovating Dyadic Behavioral Health Payment Model to Serve the Youngest Primary Care Patients and Their Families

California's Medicaid Family Therapy Benefit Reimagines Medical Necessity