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Innovations in Health Care Delivery

The innovations in health care delivery pod focuses on addressing new ways to improve the access and reach of mental health treatments for children and families. From innovation in location and the training of community members to deliver specific treatments to the use of technology both to reach more families and to incentivize positive, health-promoting behaviors, investigators in the innovation in health care delivery are addressing issues of access to care, the stigma of mental health needs, and building a bigger and more effective care delivery workforce.
  • The Smith lab houses the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, a community-academic partnership to improve maternal mental health among low-income women through a community-driven, place-based approach.
  • The lab is focused on studies of interventions for high risk families including those with violence, maltreatment and substance misuse.
  • The Trauma Section has developed an evidence-based, brief mental health treatment called the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). This intervention was designed to be implemented in the peritraumatic period, in the days and weeks following exposure to a potentially traumatic event or formal disclosure of physical or sexual abuse.