In 2006, the Hogg Foundation awarded $2.6 million in three-year grants to bring the collaborative care model of integrated health care to several clinics in Texas. The collaborative care model places a primary care physician and a mental health professional at the same site to improve access to both types of care.
An evaluation was conducted by a team from the Harvard Medical School. The purpose of the evaluation was twofold:
- Identify and assess the barriers to implementing the collaborative care model at community health clinics in Texas
- Evaluate the impact of the collaborative care model on people being treated for depression and anxiety at community health clinics in Texas
The foundation has aggregated findings from the evaluation report as well as subsequently published manuscripts from the evaluators. Click here to read the executive summary.
People’s Community Clinic was one of five organizations chosen by the foundation to implement the collaborative care model of integrated health. The foundation created a summary report of People’s Community Clinic’s successes, challenges and outcomes based on the Harvard Medical School evaluation as well as a separate, independent evaluation funded by St. David’s Foundation.