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.
The number of older adults is rising sharply and is expected to increase from 40.3 million to 72.1 million between 2010 and 2030. According to the Pew Research Center, 92% of adults aged 65 and older use text messaging. Despite misconceptions to the contrary, text messaging as part of primary care for older adults is growing. Text messaging holds promise as a strategy for engaging older adults in Collaborative Care depression treatment through frequent contact with a behavioral health care manager.
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.
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.
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.
HRSA and NIMH contracted with the AIMS Center to train and support 11 nurse-led safety-net clinics throughout the US as they implemented 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.
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.
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.
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.