The Foundling launched Partnership for Improving Community Health Outcomes (PICHO) in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield in order to better support children and young adults covered by insurance who struggle with managing their behavioral health and overall health.
Managing and mitigating health concerns before the need for emergency intervention is crucial to providing higher quality health care at a lower cost to patients. Clients and families participating in PICHO are provided with evidence-based therapeutic service utilizing Functional Family Therapy – Behavioral Health. (FFT-BH). Therapy is provided in clients’ homes or communities and PICHO staff works to engage all family members. The program aims to reduce ER visits and emergency services use, and to support clients in managing their symptoms and mental health concerns in the community in a proactive way.