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.
In 2011, a group of national thought leaders participated in a summit meeting to discuss atient-centered integrated mental health solutions in the era of health care reform. The group created a checklist of core principles and components of effective integrated behavioral health care.