The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has posted an evaluation report, "Healthy Futures/IMPACT Expansion," from the CNCS program, The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), by the University of Washington AIMS (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) Center.
As a grantee of SIF, The John A. Hartford Foundation engaged the UW AIMS Center as an independent evaluator to replicate a proven program model in high-need rural areas that are often overlooked or underserved. IMPACT, also known as Collaborative Care, is a model of depression treatment. The AIMS Center provided the training and support to participating clinics to help them plan, launch and sustain IMPACT, in addition to evaluating effectiveness of the program to improve care in medically underserved rural communities in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) regions.
The evaluation represents the Final Impact Study report to the Evidence Exchange, and includes lessons learned and recommendations.