Supporting mental health in primary and specialty care
Our behavioral health research program is a national and local model for integrated research and practice. We collaborate in studies that guide major improvements in behavioral health care. We play a leadership role in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded Mental Health Research Network (MHRN). The MHRN is developing a model for learning health care organizations and networks by developing strong relationships with other care systems.
Areas of focus include:
- Predicting and preventing suicide
- Evaluating smartphone apps for people with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder
- Guiding primary care in the treatment of opioid use disorder
- Improving depression care in primary care
- Other medical conditions for patients with serious mental illness
Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in People with Serious Mental Illness
This NIMH-funded study examines whether a decision support tool can improve heart health for primary care patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This study involves patients at Park Nicollet, HealthPartners and Essentia Health clinics.