KSKidsMAP is a program for primary care physicians and clinicians in Kansas through a telehealth network. It is a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
How we can help
KSKidsMAP supports primary care physicians and clinicians’ treatment of children and adolescents with:
Poor school performance
As a member of KSKidsMAP, you have access to a number of services we provide:
Support services through the toll-free Consultation Line
Mental health and community resources
Toolkits and best practices information
KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic
Enroll in KSKidsMAP
Complete the enrollment form, attestation statements and digital signature to become a KSKidsMAP provider. After enrolling, you'll receive an email from us with more information.
In Kansas, 99 out of 105 counties are designated as mental health professional shortage areas (HPSA), leaving 70% of Kansas children and adolescents with unmet mental health needs. Of the counties designated as HPSA, 23 out of 99 have primary care physicians to fill this gap. KSKidsMAP aims to create a community of physicians and clinicians from across Kansas coming together to share, learn and support each other in their treatment of children and adolescents with mental and behavior health concerns. As of September 2020, the KSKidsMAP Network has grown to 79 physicians from 43 of the 105 Kansas counties. View the interactive map for details.
Services and Support
This program allows physicians and other clinicians in Kansas to connect with a social work care coordinator for referral information and mental health resources. The physician and/or clinician can also receive case consultation services from the Pediatric Mental Health Team, which includes a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a child and adolescent psychologist, and a pediatrician.
The KSKidsMAP Pediatric Mental Health Team can provide recommendations and education based on best practices to screen, assess, diagnose and treat children and adolescents who are presenting with behavioral challenges.
The KSKidsMAP Consultation Line is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Any contact received after hours will be returned within the next business day.
What is TeleECHO?
Through technology-supported mentoring and case-based learning, TeleECHO moves knowledge to the right place at the right time for the right outcomes. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO focuses on supporting the treatment of mental and behavioral health concerns in children and adolescents in a primary care setting. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic meets twice a month, every first and third Tuesday over the noon hour, for mentorship through case-based learning, clinical discussion and brief-focused didactics learning from each other's experiences to support knowledge in practice. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinics is facilitated by the Pediatric Mental Health Team. Participation in TeleECHO clinic will provide opportunities for CMEs and continuing education.
Pediatric Mental Health Team
Rachel Brown, MBBS Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Kari Harris, M.D. Board Certified Pediatrician Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Nicole Klaus, Ph.D. Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychologist Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Susanna Ciccolari Micaldi, M.D. Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychologist Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Polly Freeman, LBSW MSW KSKidsMap Care Coordinator Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences KU School of Medicine-Wichita
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $2,134,666 with 20% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.