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

 Highlighted Resources

• Collaborative Care has been shown to be effective when applied in settings other than primary care. The DAWN study studied the effectiveness of Collaborative Care in OB/GYN settings.

Wayne Katon discusses the overwhelming evidence base supporting integrated mental health care at a 2011 National Summit Meeting hosted by the AIMS Center.

In the News

Psychiatric News
Jesse Fann, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, reflects on his experience with collaborative psychosocial oncology care. 

• NIMH Director's Blog
Tom Insel, MD, NIMH Director, talks about the passing of Wayne Katon and the Integrated Care field. 

AJMC Newsroom
The American Journal of Managed Care discusses the death of Wayne Katon, Collaborative Care pioneer. 


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Fidelity Measures Tested on High-Risk Mothers

New and expecting mothers are showing improvement throughout Mental Health Integration Program Clinics in King County, WA.
As a way to evaluate and determine the effectiveness of a Collaborative Care implementation and explain variation across clinics, researchers at the AIMS Center have developed a set of fidelity measures for the Mental Health Integration Program for High-Risk Moms project. These measures represent significant steps towards a systematic evaluation of Collaborative Care to maximize its effectiveness in improving maternal depression outcomes in mothers, and have the potential to improve outcomes across other populations.  >>> Read More

Wayne Katon, MD (1950-2015)

The AIMS Center is mourning the loss of Wayne Katon, MD, a valued friend and colleague. Wayne pioneered the Collaborative Care model and spent the greater part of his career working to improve and expand it. He was a leader in the field of integrated care and firmly believed that mental and physical health should be treated collaboratively. He was a humble and gracious person who enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. Knowing and working with Wayne was an irreplaceable gift. He will be greatly missed. 
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