ICSI remains dedicated to improving care and outcomes for patients with mental health and substance-use conditions. Recent examples of this ongoing work include dissemination and implementation of proven models of care, spreading proven interventions into novel settings, and aligning communities to jointly take action to better serve those with behavioral health conditions.
An outgrowth of the RARE Mental Health Collaborative, this recently completed initiative offered an opportunity for representatives of hospitals to connect and collaborative with their community partners toward improving care transitions for people with mental illness.
COMPASS (Care of Mental, Physical and Substance-use Syndromes) implemented a primary care-based model, proven to improve outcomes in patients with active depression, and poorly controlled chronic disease, in 18 care systems across 8 states. Build on previous work, including DIAMOND and RARE, COMPASS showed that a complex model of care could be successfully implemented in health care organizations that varied greatly in size, organizational structure and patient populations. Learn more.
SBIRT showed how an intervention proven to be successful in the primary care setting could be translated into a novel setting. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) was implemented in the DWI court system using a quality improvement process bringing together multiple agencies and stakeholders. Learn more.