Clinical trial of efforts to improve recognition and treatment of depression in a diverse patient population

The Foundation's initiative, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, was designed to use research and evaluation to test hypothetical solutions for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care settings and actual disparity reduction outcomes in ongoing programs.This randomized controlled trial will evaluate a culturally appropriate intervention to improve the recognition and treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Asian American and Latino American primary care patients using multi-lingual consultations and toolkits for providers and patients. The goals of the project are to facilitate: (1) primary care providers' ability to provide appropriate, culturally informed care of MDD in adult Asian American and Latino American patients; and (2) patients' knowledge of and resources for receiving treatment for MDD. A deliverable will be a public use data set for inclusion in the Foundation's Health and Medical Care Archive.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $230,800.00

Awarded on: 9/10/2009

Time frame: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011

Grant Number: 66709


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

55 Fruit Street
Boston, 02114-2696


Nhi-Ha T. Trinh
Project Director