Rural Mental Health Integration Initiative

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Poor mental health is a major public health issue, affecting millions of people in their pursuit to lead optimal emotional, social, and professional lives. Depression alone can worsen other medical conditions, often doubling over-all healthcare costs, and result in a staggering loss of productivity at work and in the home. In underserved rural areas in Washington and Alaska, a severe shortage of mental health providers compounds these problems. 

The AIMS Center is partnering with Premera to support up to 30 clinics in rural Washington and Alaska to implement Collaborative Care. Selected clinics will receive up to $245,000 over 15 months to defray participation costs.



Participating Cohorts

Congratulations to the primary care clinics selected to participate in the first two cohorts of the Rural Mental Health Integration Initiative! The following clinics are committed to implementing high quality, evidence-based integrated care in their rural communities:

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Cohort 3

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Start and End Dates
January, 2020 to October, 2022
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Patient Population
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