A pilot for improving depression care on college campuses: Results of the college breakthrough series-depression (CBS-D) project

Henry Chung, Michael C. Klein, Daniel Silverman, Janet Corson-Rikert, Eleanor Davidson, Patricia Ellis, Caroline Kasnakian

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Abstract

Objective: To implement a pilot quality improvement project for depression identification and treatment in college health. Participants: Eight college health center teams composed primarily of primary care and counseling service directors and clinicians. Methods: Chronic (Collaborative) Care Model (CCM) used with standardized screening to identify, treat, and track depressed students for 12 weeks to monitor predetermined process and clinical outcomes. Results: Of all students receiving primary medical care services between January 2007 and May 2008, 69% (n = 71,908) were screened for depression. A total of 801 depressed students were treated and tracked; most predetermined treatment process and clinical outcome targets were achieved. Conclusion: The CCM for depression shows promise for improving depression identification and care for college students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-639
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community health
  • counseling
  • mental health
  • primary care
  • secondary prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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