The AHA has joined the Children’s Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a partner in Sound the Alarm for Kids, an initiative urging Congress to enact legislation and increase funding to better support mental health for children and teens. 

“The AHA strongly supports the Sound the Alarm initiative, because no investment in the future is more important than the health and well-being of our nation’s young people,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Behavioral health is inseparable from physical health, especially for children and adolescents. Congress must act with urgency to address inadequate reimbursement, provider shortages, fragmented care and other barriers to mental health resources for all.”
 

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