Behaviorally Effective Healthcare in Pediatrics

Behaviorally Effective Healthcare in Pediatrics (BeHiP) is a collaborative training project between BlueCare Tennessee and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP). The goal of the project is to support education for pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) in the Best Practice Network (those who have agreed to serve our children in foster care) in the following areas:

  • Provide tools and strategies to screen for, assess, and manage patients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse issues (including guidance on billing codes)
  • Familiarize PCPs with their regional behavioral health resources both within BlueCare Tennessee (internal care management, psychiatry provider consultation line, PCP referral line, and website) and in the broader system (Mobile Crisis, Tennessee Voices for Children, Child Advocacy Centers, and Centers of Excellence for Children in State Custody).
  • Emphasize the principles of systems based practice to behavioral health disorders in the primary care pediatric setting
  • Assist PCPs in developing office based protocols to improve communication and collaboration with the behavioral health system of care

Informational videos on the following topics are available at

  • Anxiety Guidance for Primary Care
  • Inattention and Impulsivity Guidance for Primary Care
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior and Aggression
  • Social Emotional Guidance for Children Birth to Five
  • Substance Use and Abuse Guidance for Primary Care

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