The project intends to: 1) establish community-ACO-academic partnerships to collaborate in building capacity for mental health care, 2) train CHWs to provide an integrated, evidence-based intervention in clinical and community settings, and 3) assess intervention implementation. The project is being conducted in collaboration with clinical sites and community-based organizations (CBOs) serving a diverse population.
Specific Aims include the following:
Aim 1: Develop community-ACO-academic partnerships in Massachusetts and North Carolina to increase community engagement and reach in providing mental health services to low-income, racial/ethnic and linguistic minority participants.
Aim 2: Test the effectiveness of the STRONG MINDS intervention in eligible participants with elevated depression and/or anxiety symptoms.
Aim 3: Assess the implementation of the STRONG MINDS intervention/
This project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Grant Number: R01MH117247.