Conference on improving care for depression in organized health care systems

Increasing the quality of treatment for depression in primary health care settings is important due to the high prevalence of depression, its correlation with high general medical utilization, and its economic costs in lost productivity and human potential. This is a particular challenge in a changing health care environment that limits physician and nonphysician provider time, often carves out behavioral health care, and includes specific barriers to recognition and treatment of depression. Initial results of up to 8 randomized clinical trials of primary care interventions for depression will be available in February 1999. This grant provides partial funding for a conference to consider these initial results with the goal to accelerate the synthesis of the findings, guide the next generation of research, and identify interventions ready for dissemination to the field. The conference proceedings will be disseminated to researchers in the field, practitioners, and health systems through a variety of mechanisms.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $22,002.00

Awarded on: 10/14/1998

Time frame: 11/1/1998 - 5/31/1999

Grant Number: 35211


Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington

1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, 98101-1466


Michael R. Von Korff
Project Director