The Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center which is housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The Center of Excellence was created in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Office of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
The Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health connects decision-makers with the objective research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about behavioral health policy, financing, and program implementation. Our knowledge draws on our on-the-ground experience in facilitating strategic dialogues across child-serving agencies, conducting innovative research and evaluation, and developing a skilled workforce.
Across its topical areas of focus, the Center of Excellence facilitates a continuous cycle that builds knowledge, improves processes and programs, and informs policy supporting an effective system of care so that all people experiencing or at-risk for behavioral health challenges can have improved quality of life and thrive.
The Center of Excellence is at work with partners across the child-serving behavioral health system of care, throughout the spectrum of prevention through treatment, and in service of a wide variety of populations. Learn more about the impact of our work.
The Center of Excellence is committed to translating and disseminating its learnings to advance the knowledge base and practice of behavioral health. Explore our latest work.