In May 2013, the John A. Hartford Foundation awarded grants totaling $1.94 million to improve depression care at five non-profit community health clinics in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. The awards will help the clinics implement the Collaborative Care model, an evidence-based depression care model offered by the University of Washington AIMS Center, which doubles the benefits of usual depression treatment as shown in the IMPACT study, the largest-ever depression treatment trial in the U.S. The awards are made possible with funding from a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to the Hartford Foundation in 2012. Through the SIF initiative, the federal government serves as a catalyst to bring together public and private resources to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions that transform lives, particularly in low-income communities. To continue in this effort, a second cohort was announced on May 22, 2014 as part of what now totals $3 million in grant funding from the SIF program with an additional $3 million in matching from the Hartford Foundation, with additional local matching funds from each site.
The funds will go to non-profit community primary care organizations in rural areas which are either medically underserved or face a health professional shortage. The organizations receiving grants are:
For the most recent press release announcing the second cohort, click here.
For the full press release from 2013, click here.
Hartford SIF Project Background
The John A. Hartford Foundation has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar Social Innovation Fund award to help primary care community health clinics implement a program to improve depression care in medically underserved rural communities in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) region. The Social Innovation Fund, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will help the Hartford Foundation spread the IMPACT model of depression care, in partnership with the University of Washington's Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center.
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