Implementation Guide

Understand Collaborative Care

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Understanding what collaborative care is and how it could look in your organization helps lay the groundwork for implementation. Everyone -- including organizational leadership, clinicians, clinic support staff, and administrative staff -- needs to understand how things are going to change and why. Collaborative care can mean different things to different people; now is the time to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Implementation Resources

Use the following AIMS Center website resources to ground your team in the basics of collaborative care. NOTE: These links will open in a new window and take you outside of the Implementation Guide to other areas of the website.

Learn about collaborative care by watching Daniel's story: An Introduction to Collaborative Care.

Explore the principles of collaborative care and how they translate into actions.
Principles of collaborative care

Study the team structure of collaborative care and learn about each team member's role.
Collaborative care team structure

Understand the evidence behind collaborative care and that co-location will not produce the same results.
Evidence Base of collaborative care
Co-location is not enough