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.
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.
TEAMcare was a randomized controlled trial designed to test Collaborative Care strategies in managing depression, diabetes, and coronary heart disease in primary care.
A clinical rotation curriculum that introduces a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.
This research project combined Collaborative Care with an existing diabetes care management program for low income, predominantly Spanish-speaking Latinx populations.
When hurricanes Katrina and Rita devasted New Orleans, the AIMS Center worked on a Red Cross funded initiative to rebuild the primary care system to include Collaborative Care. The project enhanced the availability of evidence-based mental health services to uninsured, disadvantaged, and minority community members offered through REACH NOLA’s Mental Health Infrastructure and Training Project. It also showed the benefits of integrated mental health care after disasters, particularly for depression and post-tr
The AIMS Center helped 30 primary care clinics in Alameda County develop an integrated mental health care initiative targeting depression, anxiety, and PTSD to increase the effectiveness of care.