Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Project
Essex County HUB
Primary Care Providers Hotline (24/7)
Pediatric Primary Care Providers play a key role in ensuring a healthy physical, social, and emotional development of their patients. However, Pediatric Primary Care Providers (PCP) have identified difficulties in treating the mental health and addiction needs of their patients. Lack of appropriate expertise and level of comfort to address emotional and behavioral needs has also been identified by these providers through research and anecdotal reports. In addition, they have also expressed unfamiliarity and inexperience regarding existing behavioral health resources and infrastructure and sufficient information to conduct care coordination of their patients. The Collaborative Behavioral Health Care Project - Essex County HUB in partnership with New Jersey Medical School and UBHC Rutgers Health offers a solution to this dilemma.
The goal of this project, funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, is to partner with Pediatric Primary Care Providers and Family Practitioners in a dynamic collaboration to build the capacity of medical providers. The Essex HUB team consists of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, licensed mental health professionals, and a care manager who can provide psychiatric consultations, medication management, and therapeutic services. In addition to this collaboration, monthly trainings on relevant behavioral health information will be offered, free of charge. Experts from the HUB team can assist with linkages and referrals to mental health and addiction services, with their vast knowledge of community resources. Pediatric Primary Care Providers and Family Practitioners will be better equipped to identify, provide appropriate treatment and link their patients to mental health care services through the use of the Essex HUB team and the resources it offers.
Grand Rounds - 1/19/2018: https://youtu.be/sNnIaj2IYTM
- PSC-17/Spanish version
- CRAFFT Screening Interview
- CRAFFT Screening Interview/Spanish version
- ACE Questionnaire
- ACE Questionnaire/Spanish version
- Essex County HUB Consent Form
Continuing Education Credit
About our Staff
Evelyn Orozco, PhD
Debra Waksberg, LCSW
Alyssa M. Cariani, LPC, LCADC
Mental Health Clinician II
Cynthia Stephens, CSW
Thomas Ricart, MD
Rachel Power, MD
Dorothy Isecke, MD
Sherie Novotny, MD
Rinku Arora, Psy.D.