Implementations

The AIMS Center has worked with over 1,000 organizations and trained more than 6,000 clinicians around the world to implement Collaborative Care, resulting in improved care for hundreds of thousands of patients.

Sample Projects

The New York State Office of Mental Health selected 19 Delivery System Reform Incentive Program clinics to participate in a year-long learning network where clinics are encouraged to build relationships and learn from one another throughout training from the AIMS Center and Qualis Health.

This project hopes to gain valuable insight about how to best care for depressed mothers, especially in clinics serving low-income populations.

This project aims to address the challenge of providing effective depression care in rural areas given the lack of resources, high rates of poverty, prevalence of uninsured patients, and lack of mental health professionals.

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.

COMPASS is a Collaborative Care model designed to treat patients in primary care suffering from depression as well as diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.

St. Luke’s Health System plans to implement proven integrated behavioral health strategies, including a collaborative care program, to treat common behavioral health conditions more effectively.  This implementation will begin with a pilot in three clinics in spring 2017 and two clinics in fall 2017.

In partnership with Healthier Washington, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched The Practice Transformation Support Hub (Hub). The Hub is a 2.5-year project that will provide WA State practices with the training, coaching, technical assistance, and tools needed to achieve the goals of integrating physical and behavioral health services, moving from volume to value-based services, and improving population health through clinical community linkages.

TEAMcare was a randomized controlled trial designed to test Collaborative Care strategies in managing depression, diabetes, and coronary heart disease in primary care.

BHIP uses Collaborative Care to bring mental health treatment into UW Neighborhood Clinics – a system of primary care clinics located throughout greater Seattle.

Many older adults are reluctant to seek depression treatment yet may participate in community-based programs or have close relationships with family and friends. This project will explore different ways of engaging older adults in the treatment of depression.

The AIMS Center is partnering with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department of California to provide training and implementation coaching in support of their Collaborative Care Initiative for depression, anxiety, and PTSD in several FQHC's, FQHC look-alikes, and county public health clinics.

The Get Well/Stay Well project is meant to address the multiple issues of senior patients and serve as a training ground for osteopathic residents to learn how to do Collaborative Care, providing the AIMS Center with a new opportunity to develop and deliver training to PCP residents.

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.

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.

The New York State Collaborative Care Initiative is helping primary care residents learn how to effectively practice team-based care to treat mental health conditions, a skill that has become increasingly important as integrated care becomes more widespread.