This project hopes to gain valuable insight about how to best care for depressed mothers, especially in clinics serving low-income populations.
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.
A large number of women receive their routine care in obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) clinics, including a disproportionate percentage of low-income and minority women. For many of these women, OB-GYNs are the only provider they see on a regular basis.
BHIP uses Collaborative Care to bring mental health treatment into UW Neighborhood Clinics – a system of primary care clinics located throughout greater Seattle.