Depression screening

Innovations

Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 09/17/14

The Quality Health Network used an inclusive design process and invested significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of its health information exchange, which serves patients...

Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 12/20/13

As part of Rhode Island's implementation of the “health home” provision of the Affordable Care Act, The Providence Center (one of seven community mental health organizations in the State) offers...

Community Health Workers Known as Promotores Enhance Access to Culturally Tailored Services for Elderly, Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Leading to Improvements in Mental Health 12/05/13

The Union of Pan Asian Communities manages and oversees the Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services (more commonly known as EMASS) Program, which uses community health workers known as...

Resettlement Agencies Team With County To Enhance Access to Culturally Sensitive Screening and Followup for Arriving Refugees at Risk of Mental Health Problems 05/01/13

Community mental health agencies in the Seattle, WA, area that work with refugees partnered with the county health department (Public Health – Seattle & King County) and a researcher to...

Trained Physicians and Staff in Family Practices Screen for, Treat, and Manage Postpartum Depression, Improving Timeliness of Diagnosis, Access to Treatment, and Outcomes 04/24/13

Physicians and staff at family medicine practices received training, tools, and support to assist in making screening, treatment, and management of postpartum depression a routine part of care....

QualityTools

Bypassing the Blues 01/13/10

This Web site for health professionals provides information and resources to incorporate post-coronary artery bypass graft depression screening and treatment programs into routine clinical care. It is based on a clinical trial that examined the...

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 04/13/09

This 10-question scale is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for postnatal depression. It is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.

Mothers who score above 13 are likely to be...

Depressionscreen.org 03/04/09

This Web site educates visitors about clinical depression, offers them a confidential way to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guides them toward appropriate professional help if necessary.

It includes information about...

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) 09/03/08

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) screener is a two-item self report that inquires about the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the last 2 weeks. The screener is part of the STAndards for BipoLar Excellence (STABLE) Project...

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