The prevalence of depression among people living with HIV/AIDS is nearly two times higher than people who are HIV-negative. Providing support and access to treatment for depression helps improve management of chronic conditions like HIV/AIDS and overall health.
Despite the interdependent relationship between depression and HIV treatment, depression is often underrecognized by medical and community service providers treating this population.
HIV Depression Care Toolkit
To address these barriers, the National Council for Behavioral Health will release the HIV Depression Care Toolkit — an online resource that dives into the components of the collaborative care model’s systematic integration in primary care settings — and how to apply it to treat individuals with depression. The toolkit will include webinars, one free coaching call per organization on a first-come, first-served basis and other resources.
Questions? Please contact Flannery Peterson at FlanneryP@TheNationalCouncil.org.
If you would like to be notified of the toolkit upon release, please submit your information using the contact form below.
Depression Care Collaborative
In 2012, the National Council launched the Depression Care Collaborative – a yearlong learning community for four community behavioral health organizations committed to systematically using the PHQ-9, an evidence-based depression measurement tool.
With the support of myStrength, a digital behavioral health company that provides tools to effectively extend care through web and mobile self-help resources to consumers, the National Council offered expert consultation to help Hill Country MHDD Centers, Community Services Group, Burke and Peak Wellness Center implement clinical and systematic change.