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 Project IMPACT (Improving Mood – Promoting Access to Collaborative Care), an evidence-based depression care model offered by the University of Washington, which doubles the benefits of usual depression treatment. The awards are made possible with funding from a two-year Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to the Hartford Foundation in 2012.
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:
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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.