By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • Total patient visits: 6,270
  • Total unique patient visits: 913
  • Total new patient therapy assessments: 346
  • Total family therapy sessions: 1,361
  • Total individual therapy sessions: 2,018
  • Total psychology (testing) evaluations: 111
  • Total psychiatry visits: 1,822
  • Top 5 diagnostic categories
    • Conduct disorder
    • Generalized anxiety
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Unspecified anxiety disorder
  • Launched Social Determinants of Health Screening     
  • Launched Arkansas Children’s Resource Connect
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Awards and Achievements

  • Arkansas Mental Health Access in Pediatric Primary Care (ARMAPP) – Health Resources & Service Administration 
    (HRSA) award
  • Established Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT)
  • Implemented systemwide depression screening in all ambulatory settings for children 12 and up
  • UAMS Child & Adolescent Division of Psychiatry to begin substance abuse treatment program for adolescents and young adults in FY24
  • Implemented Adaptive Care Program “Pause for Me"
  • Created “Autism Spectrum Disorder: Moving the Needle for Children and Families in Arkansas” lecture series education for medical professionals
  • Implemented HealthySteps program in primary care to provide universal screenings for children 0-3 and to connect mothers who may experience maternal depression to free or low-cost counseling

Chief Mental and Behavioral Health Officer

Jason Williams, PsyD, MSEd.

"I practice at Arkansas Children’s Hospital because I am passionate about the mission to serve kids who have the biggest needs and struggle with mental and behavioral health issues. It’s my goal to bring a ‘whole’ child approach to care, supporting not only the child but the community that supports that child and family. I strive to make children better today and healthier tomorrow."

Jason Williams, PsyD, MSEd 
Senior vice president, chief mental & behavioral health officer 
Belinda H. and Robert L. Shults Endowed Chair in child behavioral health 
Professor of psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences