In this Members in Action podcast, Aisha Syeda, program manager for strategic initiatives at the AHA, speaks with Chanda Chacón, president and CEO at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., about the hospital’s recently established pediatric mental health urgent care center. One in five children experience a mental illness, and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased mental health challenges and suicide risks in children and teens. The urgent care center aims to provide patients and their families with treatment and resources to ensure long-term mental well-being. LISTEN HERE


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