Collaborative Care in the Rural West

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April 2015
UW Health Sciences NewsBeat

Providing effective depression care in rural areas is extremely challenging given the lack of resources, high rates of poverty, prevalence of uninsured patients, and lack of mental health professionals. The Social Innovation Fund is helping primary care community clinics deliver better mental health care to approximately 8,000 adults by funding implementation of the Collaborative Care model in rural areas of the western United States.