The American College Health Association (ACHA) and the National College Depression Partnership (NCDP) are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting joint quality improvement collaborative focused on supporting college health systems and clinicians in providing optimal depression care through the use of outcomes measurements and collaborative learning.
Want to Learn More?
> View an archived informational webinar, hosted by the ACHA-NCDP Advisory Committee on April 5, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM, EST.
Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series Methodology and the Collaborative (Chronic) Care Model, this 18-month program will help participating institutions:
- improve detection and treatment engagement of depressed students
- amplify existing health and mental health services, including implementation of sustainable models of systematic, proactive care and consisting of depression screening, assessment, and treatment where indicated
- create a safety net for your campus community
The Collaborative includes:
- Introductory webinars beginning in July 2013
- A three day kickoff Learning Session in New York City on September 16-18, 2013
- Virtual Learning Session 2 in January 2014
- In-person Learning Session 3 (location TBD) in April 2014
- The potential for up to 30-40 continuing education/contact hours
- Monthly live webinars with expert faculty and NCDP Coordinators to facilitate shared learning experiences and Q&A to accelerate systematic change
- A data collection, management, and analysis tool to facilitate population-based care
- Clinical outcome and process-based benchmarking
- Access to an established national collaborative partnership focused on sharing best practices and accelerating implementation of change strategies
- Facilitated coaching
- Expanded network of expert faculty and learners for coaching and support: “all teach, all learn”
NOTE: ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative is not currently accepting new participants.
About the National College Depression Partnership
The National College Depression Partnership (NCDP) is a college health consortium focused on supporting college health systems and clinicians in providing optimal care through the use of outcomes measurements and collaborative learning. Since 2006, more than 30 colleges and universities have together:
- Screened over 300,000 students for depression in primary care settings and improved treatment engagement for depressed students
- Enhanced care as demonstrated by clinical and functional outcomes data from over 3,000 depressed students attending participating institutions; this data exceeds that achieved through usual community based care.
- Benchmarked evidence-based treatment outcomes
NCDP was awarded the 2009 Innovations in Quality Improvement Award in Primary Care by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).