UIHC Receives Grant to Study Child Mental Health Issues

by Brian Wilson
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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is getting a grant of two-and-a-quarter million dollars to help address child mental health issues. The grant will allow the Iowa Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program to expand its services into schools.  Dr. Tom Scholz, a U-I pediatric cardiologist, says they’re working with the U-I’s College of Education to reach kids for mental health support.

The three-year grant is through federal and state Health and Human Services agencies. Scholz says the money allows the program to broaden and reach more school districts in Iowa, especially in rural areas.

Scholz says the program has been running for five years and, so far, has focused on workforce development and providing mental telehealth services to kids across the state.

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