Poor mental health is a major public health issue that robs millions of people of their chance to lead healthy and productive lives. Depression alone doubles overall healthcare costs, worsens other medical conditions, and results in a staggering loss of productivity at work. In underserved rural areas in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region, a severe shortage of mental health providers compounds these problems.
Education & Training
The AIMS Center supports training and workforce development through our implementation efforts, by training providers who deliver Collaborative Care, and by creating innovative educational tools for a broader audience. We encourage you to explore our implementation support services to learn more.
For information about postdoctoral research fellowships, individual mentorships, and resident training at the University of Washington, please visit the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. If you're looking for specific information on a particular topic or skill, we encourage you to visit our Resource Library.
MHIP helps low income or safety net populations throughout the state of Washington by integrating high quality mental health treatment into primary care settings using Collaborative Care.
CHAMP (Collaborating to Heal Opioid Addiction and Mental Health in Primary Care) is a NIMH-funded research study testing whether Collaborative Care that addresses both mental health conditions and co-occurring opioid use disorder can improve patient lives.
The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera to support up to 30 clinics in rural Washington and Alaska to expand access to evidence-based mental health treatment. Selected clinics will receive up to $245,000 over 15 months to defray participation costs.
A clinical rotation curriculum that introduces a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.