Project Status: Active

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Project Date(s): 08/01/202108/01/2021
More than 20 years of research evidence across more than 80 randomized controlled trials has established Collaborative Care as the integrated care approach with the most research evidence across all kinds of clinical delivery systems, patient populations, and geographic regions. This research evidence is replicated in dozens of peer reviewed publications evaluating implementation of Collaborative Care in real-world settings.
Project Date(s): 01/01/202010/01/2022
Project Funder(s): Premera
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.
Project Date(s): 07/01/201412/01/2017
Project Director(s): Jürgen Unützer
Project Funder(s): Archstone Foundation
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.
Project Director(s): Ashley Heald
Primary care providers receive training and technical assistance to implement a Collaborative Care (CoCM) program or spread their existing CoCM services to enhance care for women with perinatal depression and other behavioral health disorders. 
Project Funder(s): The John A. Hartford Foundation through a grant from the Corporation for Community and National Service (Social Innovation Fund)
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.
Project Director(s): Ashley Heald
The Collaborative Care Medicaid Program (CCMP) is a program helping clinics in New York to fully integrate behavioral health screening and treatment into primary care settings and to provide reimbursement for those services.
Project Date(s): 09/01/201905/01/2024
Project Funder(s): National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
CHAMP (Collaborating to Heal Opioid Addiction and Mental Health in Primary Care) is a NIMH-funded research study testing whether Collaborative Care that addresses both mental health conditions and co-occurring opioid use disorder can improve patient lives. 
Project Date(s): 07/01/202006/01/2025
Project Funder(s): National Cancer Institute
The research project “Using Technology to Optimize Collaborative Care Management of Depression in Urban and Rural Cancer Centers” will develop, build, and test a web & mobile platform to enhance the implementation and fidelity of CoCM of depression for patients being treated at 2 urban and 2 rural cancer centers.
Project Date(s): 08/01/201907/01/2022
Project Director(s): Diane Powers
Native American people often experience disparities in mental health care and clinical outcomes associated with that care. The AIMS Center is working with the Western Oregon Service Unit of the Indian Health Service, the Warm Springs Reservation, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and George Fox University to implement Collaborative Care.
Stay Connected is a prevention intervention for older adults experiencing stress, loneliness, or depression symptoms due to increased isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding to test and implement the intervention has come from the Archstone Foundation, NIMH, and the City of Seattle. 
Project Date(s): 01/01/201612/01/2016
Project Funder(s): New York State Office of Mental Health
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.
Project Date(s): 07/01/201407/01/2014
This study will test an adapted version of TEAMCare –– a clinic-ready model for managing medical and behavioral conditions –– in patients with poorly controlled diabetes and depression at three sites in India.
Project Date(s): 09/01/201208/01/2016
Project Funder(s): HRSA Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)
This project aims to establish acceptance, effectiveness, and cost-efficacy of telehealth for delivery of mental health and pain medicine care in rural primary care.
Project Date(s): 02/01/201402/01/2014
Project Director(s): Jürgen Unützer
Project Funder(s): American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Jürgen Unützer is consulting to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to help implement and support comprehensive evidence-based depression care management in the context of its Health Improvement Initiatives.