Providers take integrated approach, with patient numbers set to jump under new law and psychiatrists in short supply. Includes quotes from Drs. Unutzer, Ratzliff, and Katon.
In the News
Article about the University of Washington's pioneering money-saving approach to psychiatric care taking off across the country as health care providers prepare to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, talks with The Record's Steve Scher about Collaborative Care.
The University of Washington reported on how the AIMS Center will help five nonprofit primary care clinics in the WWAMI region implement effective mental healthcare for depressed adults and evaluate the effects of this care as part of a two year, $2 million Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant.
The AIMS Center will help implement Collaborative Care/IMPACT in medically underserved, rural, low-income communities as part of a Social Innovation Grant received by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
A comprehensive report on the role of psychiatry in health system reform, delivered to the APA Board of Trustees, emphasized the importance of emerging models of integrated or collaborative care. The Collaborative Care model is presented along with work by the AIMS Center.
Dr. Unützer talks about psychiatry in integrated care at APA's Institute on Psychiatric Services. “In a Collaborative Care model, we as psychiatrists can help our colleagues in primary care make a big difference and improve the lives of the patients they are seeing.”
An article highlighting the IMPACT model for depression care.
Jürgen Unützer talks about improving depression care for older patients in primary care settings.
Three patients who participated in the IMPACT study were interviewed for the John A. Hartford Foundation's 2011 annual report.