AIMS Center Newsletter: Collaborations, February 2015
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AIMS Center
February 2015

 Highlighted Resource


Patients frequently want information about their depression care. Use these depression treatment resources to help answer common questions.

In the News


Psychiatric News
Joseph Parks, a leader in integrated care, emphasizes the need for a complete change in healthcare delivery processes. 

• NHMH Director's Blog
No Health Without Mental Health chronicles Mayo Clinic's experience with implementing Collaborative Care into their system of primary care clinics.


• The Commonwealth Fund
A discussion with Jürgen Unützer, Director of the AIMS Center, about the challenges and benefits of coordinating physical and mental health care. 

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Leap of Faith Turns Into Memorable Career

RIta Haverkamp, a former care manager at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, talking with care managers at an AIMS Center training
RIta Haverkamp, a former care manager at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, talking with care managers at an AIMS Center training.
From very early on, Rita Haverkamp was part of the Collaborative Care story. She saw the model grow from the ground up -- from its infancy in the IMPACT Trial to the growing pains of early implementations and then to the expansive, evidence-based approach to integrated mental health care it is today. As a psychiatric nurse, Rita saw the connections between mental and physical health care on a daily basis. When she heard about the IMPACT Trial in 1991, she jumped at the opportunity to formally apply a model of integrated care within her organization. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life. >>> Read More
 

Video Spotlight: Elizabeth


The John A. Hartford Foundation chronicled the story of Elizabeth, a patient who received care in the original IMPACT Trial, in a moving video that speaks to the powerful effect depression treatment can have. Elizabeth suffered from depression for over 20 years until she got treatment and began her life anew.
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