A collection of recent news, associated media, and videos related to CHAMP.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
As the pandemic rages on, many kids in rural areas are going without the pediatric mental health services they need - and it’s hurting them. The CHAMP program is less than two years old but is already making an impact across the state.
Monday, May 18, 2020
CHAMP, a pilot project launched in 2018 by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and Families as Allies, is helping bridge access barriers separating families in Mississippi from the behavioral health care their children need.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Dr. Philip Merideth of northeast Jackson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Dr. Dustin Sarver of Madison, associate professor of pediatrics at UMMC and a clinical child psychologist, are co-principal investigators of CHAMP.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
CHAMP is a free, statewide-available service regarding pediatric mental health for children, adolescents, and young adults up to 21 years old. CHAMP is a consultation phone line that PCPs can use to call and speak to a mental health provider (Psychologist or Psychiatrist) during the same day or schedule a consultation at a later time.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, UMMC is offering the federally funded program CHAMP, or Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry. Primary care providers and pediatricians, especially those in areas with few or no psychiatric providers, can take advantage of the service via a phone line.