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Health Care Workforce Development to Enhance Mental and Behavioral Health of Children and Youths

Boat TF, Land ML Jr, Leslie LK
JAMA Pediatrics
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Mental and behavioral disorder diagnoses in children and youths are increasing at a concerning rate and are antecedent to many lifetime physical and behavioral health disorders. The cost to individuals, families, communities, and the American public is enormous. Comprehensive attention to the risks of all children, starting early in life, through behavioral health promotion, risk prevention, early detection of concerning behaviors, and effective treatment of behavioral disorders is an unmet need.