Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP)
The Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP) was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2015, to address the shortage of pediatric mental health care providers. This was made possible after a successful two-year pilot, the Charles E. Kubly Access Project, which was launched in 2012, with generous philanthropic support from Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly, in honor of their late son, Charlie.
Based on the pilot program’s success, State Representative Jim Steineke authored the bill which appropriated State General Purpose Revenue (GPR) funds for the program; it passed with nearly unanimous, bipartisan support. In April 2014, Act 127 was signed into law. MCW applied for and was awarded the funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to develop and implement the WI CPCP. Since its launch, the WI CPCP has continued to grow and, with increased state funding as well as a five-year federal grant, is now providing services in all 72 counties.
The goal of the WI CPCP is to improve mental health care for children and adolescents in the state of Wisconsin. We do this by providing education, consultative support, and resource support to enrolled pediatric primary care providers, who are on the front lines of managing mild-to-moderate mental health issues. Our team of child psychiatrists, pediatric psychologists, and resource personnel provides timely assistance. Through this program, Wisconsin’s children can receive care for their mental health concerns within their medical home.
The WI CPCP is part of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs (NNCPAP), which promotes collaboration and use of best practices within regional and state teleconsultation programs. Through this collaboration, the WI CPCP is able to share successes and address challenges quickly. The network supports the “medical home” model, allowing the majority of care to be provided by the child’s trusted primary care provider. The network supports extending the reach of these programs to primary care practices throughout the country.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) collaborates with the Wisconsin CPCP to provide feedback and recommendations and to support its goals and mission.
The WI CPCP CAC adopted a charter to lay out the mission, objectives, and responsibilities of the Committee.
January 2023 (PDF)
Fine tuning educational offering and exploring ways to support families and caregivers.
July 2023 (PDF)
Autism diagnosis challenges and compassion resiliency.
January 2022 (PDF)
Strategies for improving WI CPCP educational offerings and engaging residency program preceptors.
July 2022 (PDF)
Education plans for FY23 and Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Call-To-Action” document