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A substantial body of evidence for Collaborative Care has emerged since its development at the University of Washington in the 1990s. Beginning with the seminal IMPACT Trial published in 2002, more than 90 randomized controlled trials and several meta-analyses have shown the Collaborative Care model (CoCM) to be more effective than usual care for patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions.

A summary of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used in primary care.

Problem-Solving Treatment (PST) is a brief form of evidence-based psychotherapy often recommended as an evidence-based treatment for integrated care programs

The APA's 7-module, 2-part training course, developed in partnership with the AIMS Center, trains psychiatrists in Collaborative Care psychiatric consultation.

Use this worksheet to create a shared vision for a new Collaborative Care program, or to revisit the purpose of an existing one.

Behavioral health conditions are expected to increase and worsen as a result of COVID-19. According to a survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, 36% of respondents said that COVID-19 is "seriously affecting their mental health" and most (59%) said it's having a serious impact on their daily life (1). Primary care is likely to see many of these patients. 

The APA's 7-module, 2-part training course, developed in partnership with the AIMS Center, trains psychiatrists in Collaborative Care psychiatric consultation.

A comprehensive description of the duties, responsibilites and typical workload of a psychiatric consultant.

It is increasingly common for behavioral health providers to be asked to engage patients and conduct visits by videoconferencing or other HIPAA-compliant technology. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines synchronous telehealth visits as "two-way audiovisual link[s] between a patient and a care provider" (Healthit.gov, 2017). This handout includes some tips for behavioral health providers to consider when conducting synchronous telehealth visits. 

Five reasons why collaborative care is beneficial to primary care providers and their patients.

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