This project hopes to gain valuable insight about how to best care for depressed mothers, especially in clinics serving low-income populations.
Poor mental health is a major public health issue that robs millions of people of their chance to lead healthy and productive lives. Depression alone doubles overall healthcare costs, worsens other medical conditions, and results in a staggering loss of productivity at work. In underserved rural areas in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region, a severe shortage of mental health providers compounds these problems.
Many older adults are reluctant to seek depression treatment yet may participate in community-based programs or have close relationships with family and friends. This project explores different ways of engaging older adults in the treatment of depression.
A high-profile initiative that aims to promote and facilitate innovation in the delivery of healthcare around the globe.
Jürgen Unützer was part of an expert panel that developed ideas of how Collaborative Care could be structured to help care for children with ADHD.
The AIMS Center provided training and coaching to five primary care organizations in Texas to implement integrated care for the two mental health conditions most commonly encountered in primary care: depression and anxiety disorders. The implementation is using a patient registry (CMTS) to track and measure patient goals and clinical outcomes, and facilitate treatment adjustment if a patient is not improving as expected.
In 2011, a group of national thought leaders participated in a summit meeting to discuss atient-centered integrated mental health solutions in the era of health care reform. The group created a checklist of core principles and components of effective integrated behavioral health care.