Open communication: Recommendations for enhancing communication among primary care and mental health providers, services, and systems

Fam Syst Health. 2015 Jun;33(2):160-2. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000136.


Comments on the article "Please break the silence: Parents' views on communication between pediatric primary care and mental health providers" by Greene et al. (see record 2015-14521-001). The article highlights the need to improve communication between primary care and mental health care providers to better serve children and families. The report reaffirms that parents understand the value and necessity of collaborative care, as evidenced by the identification of gaps in consistency of bidirectional communication between providers in traditional and separate practice settings and the desire for improved care coordination.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Communication*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Physicians, Primary Care*
  • Psychology, Child*