GLOBAL AIM

To drive the appropriate use of pharmacologic agents as part of an effective and holistic strategy to improve mental health outcomes for children and families.

GOALS

- Increase timely access to safe and effective psychotropic medications, including atypical antipsychotics.
        - In the context of evidence-based therapies

- Improve health outcomes for these children.

- Reduce potential medication-related adverse effects.

MEASUREMENT TARGETS

A 25% reduction by July 30, 2014 in:

- The use of antipsychotic (AAP) medications in children less than 6 years of age.
- The use of 2 or more concomitant AAP medications for over 2 months duration.
- The use of 4 or more psychotropic medications in youth < 18 years of age.