The AIMS Center offers a range of services that support the development and implementation of Collaborative Care, an evidence-based integrated care model that brings high-quality mental health care to familiar settings. We cultivate local, national and international collaborations and partnerships that bring innovative ideas to scale. Although we are selective in the projects we take on, we welcome your inquiries. Please contact us to learn more.
Implementation Support, Training and Workforce Development
The AIMS Center has worked with over 1,000 organizations and trained more than 6,000 clinicians around the world to implement Collaborative Care. Our implementation partners range from small, rural practices to large, complex health plans in the United States and abroad. Most of our implementations and projects focus on adapting and implementing Collaborative Care in real-world settings. Our work is supported by grants and contracts from federal, state, county, and private funders as well as training and consulting fees paid by implementing clinics. We offer implementation support including training, coaching, and evaluation assistance to organizations planning and implementing patient-centered, evidence-based integrated care. The specific configuration of services is customized to meet the needs of each implementing organization or initiative and can include in-person training and/or distance learning courses in core content areas such as clinical preparedness, team communication, and brief intervention therapies proven to work in primary care. Read more about our Training and Workforce Development Services and contact us to learn more.
Our clinical consultation services support the implementation and operation of evidence-based Collaborative Care programs. Consultation can be provided by psychiatrists, psychologists or other mental health specialists and can be provided in person or via telemedicine using telephone, webcams, or polycom videoconferencing equipment. Consultations can focus on implementation support, illustrating principles of effective integrated care, regularly scheduled caseload consultation/supervision, or clinical consultations on challenging cases. Consultations can be provided to care managers, primary care providers, or other clinicians and are largely funded through direct service contracts.
Our research program has three areas of emphasis: 1) Intervention development and effectiveness research, including multi-site effectiveness studies and pilot testing of integrated mental health care programs, 2) Implementation and dissemination research, including supply-side, demand-side, and organizational factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based programs, practice change, and dissemination and implementation strategies, and 3) Program evaluation, including evaluating the success of Collaborative Care in diverse 'real world' settings. Please look at our research projects to get a feel for the type of collaborations we're interested in.