Pediatric Mental Health Training Award Winner Announced

The REACH Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the most effective, scientifically proven mental health care reaches all children and families, announces the recipient of their first-ever Pediatric Mental Health Training Award. El Rio Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Tucson, Arizona will receive free children’s mental health training for their primary care providers (PCPs).

The award provides a non-profit organization and/or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves low-income communities with free pediatric mental health training for its healthcare providers, local schools, and/or family peer advocates. After reviewing dozens of qualified applications, the REACH Executive Review Committee unanimously selected El Rio Health.

“The pediatric mental health crisis affects everyone, but especially impacts under-resourced communities,” said REACH CEO, Dr. Lisa Hunter Romanelli. “By awarding this opportunity to El Rio Health, The REACH Institute hopes that these newly trained primary care providers will feel empowered to diagnose and support the children and families they serve”.