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.
This project examined depression care and clinical outcomes for perinatal women treated in clinics serving racially diverse low-income populations.
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.
COMPASS is a collaborative care model designed to treat patients in primary care experiencing depression as well as diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
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 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.