Recognizing that the overwhelming number of patients with mental health conditions are treated in primary care settings, the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine has launched multiple programs aimed at improving mental health care in Indiana.
Adolescent Addiction Access
The Adolescent Addiction Access (AAA) Program is a free provider-to-provider helpline for Indiana providers caring for youth ages 17 or younger with substance use disorders.
Changing Health Outcomes through Integrated Care Excellence (CHOICE) provides mental health services in primary care clinics using the evidence-based collaborative care model. CHOICE serves four primary care clinics in Indianapolis.
The HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center provides a full continuum of learning and service opportunities all designed to improve capacity for understanding and applying strategies to individuals with a range of intellectual and functional abilities.
The Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth ("Be Happy") aims to improve Hoosier families’ access to best practice pediatric behavioral health care across the state by supporting health care providers in their local communities with guidance from psychiatric specialists.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) connects local primary care teams with inter-disciplinary specialists to spread knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for complex chronic health conditions.