MNAAP is seeking clinics to participate in a MOC4 quality improvement project aimed at improving documentation and administration of depression screening and referral of teens who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBQI+. Up to 25 MOC4 credits are available for participating physicians.
According to Minnesota Community Measurement, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition among young people, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQI+ youth. But many young people are never treated – or not until they’re in crisis.
This MOC4 module seeks to improve adolescent mental health screening rates at adolescent and young adult clinic visits using the HEDIS and Minnesota Community Measurement measures, as well as by integrating feedback from BIPOC and LGBTQI+ youth into the development of more culturally sensitive/relevant screening tools. Each participating clinic receives $4,000 to support QI-related activities.
The project runs from May through August. For more information, contact MNAAP Executive Director Jeff Bauer.