News & Updates

January 2020

Read more on the proven effectiveness of Collaborative Care in rural primary clinics serving primarily AI/AN patients. 

September 2019

AIMS Co-Director Dr. Anna Ratzliff is quoted on the importance of treating opioid use disorder and mental health issues concurrently. 

Do you have questions about Collaborative Care? The AIMS Center hosts two monthly Office Hour calls via Zoom, where attendees can ask seasoned coaches and experts questions. Each call features two different focus areas:

October, 2014

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH discusses integrated care and compares two prominent models, the Collaborative Care model and the Behavioral Health Consultant model (BHC). BHC is a rapid access model in which patients are generally seen the same day and lasts about three sessions, whereas Collaborative Care addresses chronic mental health conditions like depression and anxiety that require longer-term treatment to ensure patients don't fall through the cracks or relapse. These two models originated from two different focus areas - Clinical and Research - and each has its own strengths.