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Press Releases


National Initiative Finds Collaborative Care Effective for Patients with Depression and Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease

August 22, 2016

Depression and diabetes were two challenges Carolyn Berry of Denver, Colo. faced when she first entered the COMPASS (Care of Mental, Physical and Substance-use Syndromes) initiative. COMPASS was a large-scale multisite collaborative care model for patients with depression and diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. With the help of a care coordinator calling her and helping her through her depression and a care coordinator monitoring her medication use over the phone, Berry saw marked improvement in her depression symptoms. Read more.


COMPASS Offers New Implementation Tools for Team-Based Care Model to Treat Patients With Both Depression and Medical Conditions

November 30, 2015

A three-year initiative funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) indicates that a collaborative care management model improves the outcomes of patients with uncontrolled depression, diabetes and/or heart disease. The COMPASS (Care Of Mental, Physical And Substance-use Syndromes) initiative spread this care model among 18 medical groups, 171 clinics and 3,300 clinicians in eight states. Read more.

Updated 08/22/16