AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 14, 2022–
Elemy ( https://www.elemy.com/ ), the nationwide provider of childhood behavioral and mental healthcare, today announced plans to increase healthcare workers in the state of Texas to keep up with the growing demand of families seeking help for children with autism and other healthcare issues. The company has launched Ecademy: a fully-paid 3-month training and certification program for Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs), with the goal of hiring in Texas, where 181 families are currently waitlisted in the state to be screened and matched with an RBT. The innovative approach to training and hiring clinical talent will allow Elemy to bring the industry-standard two year wait time to a few weeks. Click here to see what its like to be an RBT at Elemy.
“Texas does not have enough clinicians to keep up with the demand for care, and many parents are running into a two-year wait period for their child to be matched with care providers. That’s not acceptable when the country is in the middle of a mental health crisis,” said Cathrin Bowtell, Chief Growth Officer, Elemy. “In Texas specifically it takes Medicaid families nearly two and half months to start treatment, but with Ecademy we’ll be able to shorten that time period to less than two weeks. We have a responsibility to our children to create more jobs and make an RBT career possible without financial obstacles.”
Elemy’s state-by-state childhood care data shows midwest and southern states experience the longest delays in receiving diagnosis and therapy. Florida and Colorado lead in wait times to verify benefits for an initial mental and behavioral health screening, 150 and 179 days respectfully. It takes an additional 98 days (FL) and 150 days (CO) to begin a care program. In Texas, it’s 77 days.
Elemy’s Ecademy plans to address the Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas and the largest markets where families wait several months before being matched with an RBT. The instructor-led program provides trainees with hands-on experience with family cases and care for children with autism. Elemy provides participants with an hourly wage to complete the program and covers the cost of two sittings for the RBT exam. Prior work experience in behavioral care is not required – people will instead be fully certified through the program. Upon certification, Elemy will find immediate placements for RBTs in high-need regions. Interested individuals can apply on the Elemy website or https://care.elemy.com/ecademy
Elemy is a nationwide provider of childhood behavioral and mental healthcare. Our world-class clinical team and industry-first technology works together to transform today’s inefficient system plagued by long waits, fragmented care, and poor long-term outcomes. Elemy launched childhood autism care in April 2020 with just four employees, and has since grown to 1,500 people, serving five states and 18 cities nationwide. While the company has made great traction in childhood autism – including an 83% reduction in problem behaviors and an 88% increase in new skills – Elemy will launch into new verticals in May 2022. Elemy is well-funded by some of the best venture capital and healthcare investors including General Catalyst, SoftBank, Founders Fund, and more. To learn more, please visit www.elemy.com.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER HEALTH PARENTING CHILDREN
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