The AIMS Center works with diverse healthcare systems and networks to support their efforts to implement Collaborative Care. These range from single clinics, to healthcare systems, to national networks located throughout the United States and internationally. The AIMS Center provides a range of services to support their implementation, including:
The number of older adults is rising sharply and is expected to increase from 40.3 million to 72.1 million between 2010 and 2030. According to the Pew Research Center, 92% of adults aged 65 and older use text messaging. Despite misconceptions to the contrary, text messaging as part of primary care for older adults is growing. Text messaging holds promise as a strategy for engaging older adults in Collaborative Care depression treatment through frequent contact with a behavioral health care manager.
More than 20 years of research evidence across more than 80 randomized controlled trials has established Collaborative Care as the integrated care approach with the most research evidence across all kinds of clinical delivery systems, patient populations, and geographic regions. This research evidence is replicated in dozens of peer reviewed publications evaluating implementation of Collaborative Care in real-world settings.
Native American people often experience disparities in mental health care and clinical outcomes associated with that care. The AIMS Center is working with the Western Oregon Service Unit of the Indian Health Service, the Warm Springs Reservation, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and George Fox University to implement Collaborative Care.
Stay Connected is a prevention intervention for older adults experiencing stress, loneliness, or depression symptoms due to increased isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding to test and implement the intervention has come from the Archstone Foundation, NIMH, and the City of Seattle.
TEAMcare was a randomized controlled trial designed to test Collaborative Care strategies in managing depression, diabetes, and coronary heart disease in primary care.
A clinical rotation curriculum that introduces a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.
This research project combined Collaborative Care with an existing diabetes care management program for low income, predominantly Spanish-speaking Latinx populations.
When hurricanes Katrina and Rita devasted New Orleans, the AIMS Center worked on a Red Cross funded initiative to rebuild the primary care system to include Collaborative Care. The project enhanced the availability of evidence-based mental health services to uninsured, disadvantaged, and minority community members offered through REACH NOLA’s Mental Health Infrastructure and Training Project. It also showed the benefits of integrated mental health care after disasters, particularly for depression and post-tr
The AIMS Center helped 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.