Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative

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Dr. Amritha Bhat, perinatal psychiatrist, speaking with a patient.

Poor mental health is a major public health issue, affecting millions of people in their pursuit to lead optimal emotional, social, and professional lives. Depression alone can worsen other medical conditions, often doubling over-all healthcare costs, and result in a staggering loss of productivity at work and in the home. In underserved rural areas in Washington and Alaska, a severe shortage of mental health providers compounds these problems.

The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera to support up to 30 clinics in rural Washington and Alaska to expand access to evidence-based mental health treatment. Selected clinics will receive up to $245,000 over 15 months to defray participation costs. 

Future Opportunities

The application for the first round of funding has passed. However, there will be two future opportunities. The next one will be spring 2020. Check back for details after the first of the year or add your name to the list below. 


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Last updated 10/1/19

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