In 2017 The Woman’s Board voted on a two-year, $700,000 commitment to funding Collaborative Mental Health Care in Primary Care Clinics, supporting the work of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chair John Csernansky, MD. This major initiative helps expand access to mental health care in our community.
Collaborative Mental Health Care in Primary Care Clinics
John Csernansky, MD, the Lizzie Gillman Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chair, Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Medicine
Voted for funding in December 2017, The Woman’s Board made a $700,000 commitment to fund the Study of the Implementation of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Northwestern Medicine’s 13 primary care clinics in Chicago, helping to expand access to mental health care in our community. Mental health care providers are available to patients in collaboration with General Internal Medicine providers, improving not only the provision of mental health care but also creating an education on collaborative care to the NM workforce. Spread throughout the 13 primary care clinics, a diverse group of patients and communities are reached with this care.