Greater Rochester Health Foundation funded two community mental health projects. The goal of these projects is to improve the detection of and subsequent quality of care for patients with depression with a particular focus on assessing quality of care outcomes and costs of approaches. Philliber Research & Evaluation is conducting the evaluation of both of these projects.
Project IMPACT aims to use the Chronic Care Model (CCM) to treat depression. Patients are treated using the Improving Mood: Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) intervention. The IMPACT intervention targets patients who fall into the following four groups which are each at higher than average risk for developing depression: patients with diabetes; patients with a history of mood disorders; patients with chronic pain; and post-partum women.
Project PEARLS is targeted at Rochester seniors who are receiving social services with the aim of reducing depression.