The New York State Office of Mental Health selected 19 Delivery System Reform Incentive Program clinics to participate in a year-long learning network where clinics are encouraged to build relationships and learn from one another throughout training from the AIMS Center and Qualis Health.
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.
MHIP helps low income or safety net populations throughout the state of Washington by integrating high quality mental health treatment into primary care settings using collaborative care.
Poor mental health is a major public health issue, affecting millions of people in their pursuit to lead optimal emotional, social, and professional lives. For example, depression and anxiety can worsen other medical conditions, often doubling overall healthcare costs, and resulting in a staggering loss of productivity at work and in the home. In underserved rural areas in Washington/sites/default/files/Premera%20RFA%20Cohort%201.pdf 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.
St. Luke’s Health System plans to implement proven integrated behavioral health strategies, including a collaborative care program, to treat common behavioral health conditions more effectively. This implementation will begin with a pilot in three clinics in spring 2017 and two clinics in fall 2017.
In partnership with Healthier Washington, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched The Practice Transformation Support Hub (Hub). The Hub is a 2.5-year project that will provide WA State practices with the training, coaching, technical assistance, and tools needed to achieve the goals of integrating physical and behavioral health services, moving from volume to value-based services, and improving population health through clinical community linkages.
A large number of women receive their routine care in obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) clinics, including a disproportionate percentage of low-income and minority women. For many of these women, OB-GYNs are the only provider they see on a regular basis.
The AIMS Center developed a custom software system to support Dr. Kathleen Myers’ Children's ADHD Telemental Health Treatment Study. Myers’ research project is the first large randomized clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of telemental health as a service delivery model.
UW psychiatrists are providing consultations and prescription reviews to Medicaid providers in Wyoming, a state with a severe shortage of specialists. Consultations focus on complex cases and clinical reviews are aimed at patients needing particular attention.
This project examines variations between rural and urban access to substance abuse treatment services and the extent to which it may affect patient-level clinical outcomes.