The AIMS Center is developing an online registry designed to facilitate delivery of effective, evidence-based integrated mental health at school-based health clinics and to track student mental health data alongside academic data provided by the Seattle Public School district.
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.
Poor mental health is a major public health issue, affecting millions of people in their pursuit to lead optimal emotional, social, and professional lives. For example, depression and anxiety can worsen other medical conditions, often doubling overall healthcare costs, and resulting in a staggering loss of productivity at work and in the home. In underserved rural areas in Washington/sites/default/files/Premera%20RFA%20Cohort%201.pdf and Alaska, a severe shortage of mental health providers compounds these problems.
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.
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.
A trial comparing stepped care via phone to usual care for military personnel with PTSD and 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 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.
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.