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Telephone-Based Depression Care Management

Telephone-Based Depression Care Management

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Patients receive a 12-week telephone-based depression care management program.

Linguistically and ethnically congruent depression care managers are recruited and hired to deliver this program. The care managers are trained to call patients diagnosed with depression eight times over the course of 12 weeks: once within two weeks of …
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Redesigning Clinic Operations to Improve Depression Care

Redesigning Clinic Operations to Improve Depression Care

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Clinic operations are redesigned to impact depression care.

This program begins with depression screening for all patients using the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) upon arrival for a regularly scheduled visit with their primary care physician.

For patients who screen positive for depress…
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Internet-Based Depression Education for Minority Youth

Internet-Based Depression Education for Minority Youth

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Patients receive motivational interviews and an Internet-based depression-prevention training program.

African American and Latino youth who show high risk for depressive disorders receive a series of in-person motivational interviews, and are enrolled in an Internet-based self-directed training program. This program includes lear…
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Incorporating Care Managers to Improve Care

Incorporating Care Managers to Improve Care

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Patients at risk of perinatal depression receive the services of a care manager.

Lancaster General Health trains and incorporates site-specific care managers into established systems of perinatal depression care with the goal of improving depression care for low-income, minorit…
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Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression

Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression

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Women receive screening and treatment for maternal depression in the context of their children’s health care.

Mothers at a pediatric clinic that provides care primarily for minority and high-risk populations are screened for depression during a regularly-scheduled office visit. Following the depression screening, a behavioral he…
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Engaging the Community to Improve Outcomes

Engaging the Community to Improve Outcomes

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A community engagement approach is used to improve depression management skills and adoption of evidence-based depression quality improvement programs.

This project is based on a community-partnered participatory research design: community partners are considered equal partners with the academic staf…
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Culturally Concordant Telemedicine

Culturally Concordant Telemedicine

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Patients receive psychiatric care through real-time video connection.

Psychiatrists provide treatment for depression through Internet videoconferencing (webcam) to patients at their primary care medical home. The focus is on providing culturally appropriate care from a specialist, even in locations that do not have easy access to those resources. Latino patients who…
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Culturally Focused Depression Screening, Diagnosis and Consultation

Culturally Focused Depression Screening, Diagnosis and Consultation

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Patients receive culturally focused depression screening, consultation and a depression toolkit. The results of the consultation are communicated to the primary care provider.

Patients who screen positive for symptoms of depression receive a culturally focused psychiatric consultation by a trained psychologist or psychiatrist. Additionally, a web-based system…
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