AIMS Center Newsletter: Collaborations, December 2014.
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AIMS Center
December 2014

 Tip of the Month

Unanticipated challenges are normal and should be expected after a behavioral health program is implemented in your organization. Our implementation guide can help you address those challenges.

In the News

JAMA Psychiatry
John Fortney, PhD is the primary author of a new study looking at the effect of telemedicine-based Collaborative Care on PTSD symptoms in rural veterans.

John Fortney, PhD discusses his new paper published in JAMA Psychiatry.

The Military Times
Understanding military culture can be difficult for civilian healthcare workers. Telemedicine is changing the way US veterans receive mental health care.

Psychiatric News

Charles Engel, MD discusses Collaborative Care in the US Military's health system.

The Journal of Managed Care published a study about the TEAMCare approach to treating depression and diabetes.


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Pushing the Boundaries of Integrated Care Research

John Fortney, PhD demonstrates the interactive video used in the Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care Study published in JAMA Online in November 2014.
John Fortney, PhD demonstrates the interactive video similar to that used in
Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care.
A substantial body of evidence for Collaborative Care has emerged over the past 20 years, particularly for depression but increasingly for other conditions as well including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and co-morbid medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Most of the evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of Collaborative Care in medical settings such as primary care and specialty medical care, but researchers are exploring other settings such as OB/GYN clinics, schools, and clinics located in rural areas. >>> Read More

Highlighted Webinar

Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care

The Commonwealth Fund is hosting a free webinar on the integration of behavioral health into primary care on December 10 at 12pm EST. Jürgen Unützer, Director of the AIMS Center, is part of the panel along with Andrea Fox, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Squirrel Hill Health Center and Marty Abdo, Certified Peer Specialist and Peer Bridger, Harborview Medical Center. Register Now!

Request for Proposals

Archstone Foundation has announced the Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care Request for Proposal (RFP). Archstone is accepting letters of inquiry from California-based CBOs and Primary Care Clinics through January 16, 2015. A webinar to discuss the RFP will be held on January 5, 2014.
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