UW psychiatrists are providing consultations and prescription reviews to Medicaid providers in Wyoming, a state with a severe shortage of specialists. Consultations focus on complex cases and clinical reviews are aimed at patients needing particular attention.
This project examines variations between rural and urban access to substance abuse treatment services and the extent to which it may affect patient-level clinical outcomes.
The Care Coordination Collaborative (CCC) brings together teams from safety net health plans, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and/or social service agencies in California to develop processes to coordinate care for shared patients/clients and to provide services.
Jürgen Unützer is a member of a task force that is examining reform options for the State of Washington's adult behavioral health system.
DIAMOND is an ongoing collaborative effort of 9 health plans, 25 medical groups, and over 80 primary care clinics in Minnesota to implement and study integrated care for depression based on the IMPACT model of depression care.
A pilot program attempting to determine whether integrated mental health care can be effective given the unique challenges faced by primary care clinics in Alaska.
The AIMS Center provided training and coaching to five primary care organizations in Texas to implement integrated care for the two mental health conditions most commonly encountered in primary care: depression and anxiety disorders. The implementation is using a patient registry (CMTS) to track and measure patient goals and clinical outcomes, and facilitate treatment adjustment if a patient is not improving as expected.
This research project combined IMPACT depression care management with an existing diabetes care management program for low income predominantly Spanish-speaking Latinos.
When hurricanes Katrina and Rita devasted New Orleans' mental health infrastructure, AIMS Center team members helped develop programs in community health centers and primary care.
The AIMS Center is helping 30 primary care clinics in Alameda County develop an integrated mental health care initiative targeting depression, anxiety and PTSD to increase the effectiveness of care.