Targeted Condition: Depression

Project Date(s): 10/01/201209/01/2015
Project Funder(s): New York Office of Mental Health
The New York State Collaborative Care Initiative helped primary care residents learn how to effectively practice team-based care to treat mental health conditions, a skill that has become increasingly important as integrated care becomes more widespread.
Project Date(s): 02/01/201402/01/2014
Project Funder(s): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
DIAMOND was a collaborative effort of 9 health plans, 25 medical groups, and over 80 primary care clinics in Minnesota to implement and study Collaborative Care for depression.
Project Date(s): 01/01/201401/01/2014
Project Funder(s): Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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. 
Project Date(s): 01/01/201401/01/2014
Project Funder(s): California Endowment
This research project combined Collaborative Care with an existing diabetes care management program for low income, predominantly Spanish-speaking Latinx populations.
Project Date(s): 01/01/201401/01/2014
Project Funder(s): American Red Cross
When hurricanes Katrina and Rita devasted New Orleans, the AIMS Center worked on a Red Cross funded initiative to rebuild the primary care system to include Collaborative Care. The project enhanced the availability of evidence-based mental health services to uninsured, disadvantaged, and minority community members offered through REACH NOLA’s Mental Health Infrastructure and Training Project. It also showed the benefits of integrated mental health care after disasters, particularly for depression and post-tr
Project Date(s): 07/01/201207/01/2014
Project Director(s): Jürgen Unützer
Project Funder(s): Alameda Health Consortium
The AIMS Center helped 30 primary care clinics in Alameda County develop an integrated mental health care initiative targeting depression, anxiety, and PTSD to increase the effectiveness of care.
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): 04/01/201206/01/2014
Project Funder(s): Mental Health Services Act, Prevention and Early Intervention Plan
The Mental Health Integrated Care Program targets adults with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Providing mental health education, outreach, and early identification of mental health problems can mitigate costly negative long-term outcomes.
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.