Youth Regional Behavioral Health Navigation Team
The Health Care Authority (HCA) is partnering with Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to stand up 3 regions per year for the next three years. The Youth Regional Behavioral Health Navigation teams will focus on improved collaborative communication, service connection processes, and the deployment of Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT), all of which are designed to improve access to and the coordination of services for children and youth experiencing behavioral health challenges. Requests for support for young people needing intensive services will be prioritized by the Navigation teams.
WHO WE ARE
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
The Developmental Disabilities Administration is transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want.
People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of the state of Washington. The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community.
Washington State Health Care Authority
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.
Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County
Kids’ Mental Health – Pierce County is dedicated to developing a coordinated, responsive behavioral health system that serves the needs of children, youth, and families at the right time, in the best place, with the best outcome for every family. KMHPC coordinates with initiatives focused on young children to create a continuum of behavioral health services starting at birth
Youth Regional Behavioral Health Navigator regions standing up in fiscal year 2023:
- Greater Columbia Region (Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Whitman, Asotin)
- Salish Region (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap)
- Southwest Region (Clark, Skamania, Klickitat)