Virginia Mental Health Access Program

The Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) is an ambitious statewide project with the goal to improve access to treatment for children with behavioral and mental health needs and their families.  Having secured a grant for $445,000 per year for the next 5 years, the program consists of four arms:

  1. Training primary care providers to provide direct mental health services to children
  2. Provide consults for primary care providers to reach out to psychiatrists and psychologists for guidance
  3. Deliver mental health care to children in remote areas via telepsychiatry
  4. Establish regional care coordination to ensure timely care

The project is currently in the planning state with 4 work groups and an executive steering committee.   Partners include multiple state agencies and the academic centers in Virginia.


Dr. Sandy Chung is serving as the Chair of the Steering Committee and may be reached at