Beginnings

 

Launched in 2016, ECIN began as a joint effort between Dr. Lee Beers of Children’s National Health System and Dr. Matt Biel of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Since its founding, ECIN has grown to include Children’s Law Center, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, George Washington University, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Health Alliance Network, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Parent Watch, and Total Family Care Coalition.

Prior to launching ECIN, Children’s National and MedStar Georgetown joined forces with Children’s Law Center and other key partners to establish a public-private partnership, the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care. The Collaborative brings together primary care providers, government public health officials, community health organizations, and insurers across Washington, DC to improve the integration of mental health in pediatric primary care for youth.