February 7, 2024
The AIMS Center is excited to announce a partnership with Premera Blue Cross to improve behavioral health outcomes for Black and/or African American communities. Three Pacific Northwest clinics, two that serve oncology patients and one that serves pediatric patients, will implement Collaborative Care with support from the AIMS Center. The goal of this investment is …
January 26, 2024
For 20 years the AIMS Center has supported diverse healthcare organizations to integrate behavioral health services into medical settings. We’ve learned some things along the way! To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we will be sharing our insights. Stay tuned each month throughout 2024 as we publish monthly “Lessons Learned” – beginning this month below. Don’t …
January 18, 2024
The Enhancing Perinatal Health through Collaborative Care webinar recording is now available. This webinar examined the fundamental aspects of providing a population health focus to team-based care for expectant and postpartum individuals. Participants learned about the impact of Collaborative Care (CoCM) on mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. The discussion focused on adaptations of Collaborative Care …
October 30, 2023
Collaborative Care (CoCM) shown to achieve comparable or better depression outcomes in rural clinics that treat low-income patients. 
October 1, 2023
WATCH: Advocacy for Collaborative Care (CoCM) Webinar Recording. This webinar highlighted the landscape of CoCM in the United States. Panelists described efforts to advance the knowledge, use, and fidelity of CoCM. Examples were provided of state systemic change as well as health insurers' initiatives to advance CoCM. Additionally, an overview of federal policies and laws currently in place was shared, followed by panelists describing their state and organization’s efforts to promote new legislation and policies.
July 1, 2023
WATCH: Treating Substance Use in Collaborative Care (CoCM) Webinar. This webinar highlighted considerations for identifying and treating substance use disorder(s) in primary care utilizing CoCM. The panelists described research, implementation strategies, tools and processes that are successful in working with patients who have a substance use disorder. This discussion was followed by participant Q&A. 
April 1, 2023
WATCH: Registry Innovations in Collaborative Care Webinar. This webinar included an overview of important considerations when choosing a population-based registry tool, a panelist discussion, and Q&A. Panelist highlighted the process their organizations underwent to implement a population-based registry tool that facilitates Collaborative Care at a patient and program level.
January 30, 2023
After training with the AIMS Center, Columbia County Health System in Dayton, WA has built a robust behavioral health program that makes resourceful use of telepsychiatry. Read more about the care model and barriers to behavioral health access in rural communities. 
January 1, 2023
WATCH: Sharing the Responsibilities of the BHCM in CoCM Webinar, featuring panelists discussing how they set up their workflows, including the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned during the process. This is a continuation of our quarterly webinar series, a recording of the webinar can be found below, and slide handouts can be downloaded here.
December 14, 2022
This webinar will feature three panelists describing how they set up Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) billing workflows, including benefits, challenges, and lessons learned.
October 1, 2022
WATCH: Webinar on Billing CoCM codes, featuring three health system panelists describing their CoCM billing workflows – including benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. This webinar kicked off our new quarterly webinar series, a recording of the webinar can be found below, and slide handouts can be downloaded here.
March 1, 2022
The power of CoCM was testified to by Anna Ratzliff  before the US Senate Committee on Finance, highlighting its ability to leverage scarce psychiatric resources to treat a large number of patients in primary care and to get more patients better faster than usual primary care, even when usual care includes embedded psychotherapists.
February 2, 2022
Poll suggests increased need for mental health services, experts recommend CoCM  
January 1, 2022
A new study showed that Collaborative Care eliminated mental health care disparities between Black and white pregnant people. This study was presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting; research suggests that implementation of the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) during pregnancy improves the screening and treatment of depression and reduces racial disparities.
November 1, 2021
Two health plans share their experiences implementing Collaborative Care in a recent article in Psychiatric News. More than eighty published studies have shown that the Collaborative Care Model CoCM lowers the cost of care and results in better patient outcomes. While implementation of CoCM continues to gain momentum nationally, widescale implementation remains slow.