Center Happenings - July 2014
The Center is very pleased to have been selected as the 2014 winner of the American Psychological Association (APA)'s Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award. The Suinn Award is presented to a program that has demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and training of ethnic minority students.
The results of the Center's DECIDE clinical trial are now published in JAMA Psychiatry.
The DECIDE intervention was tested in 13 outpatient community mental health clinics across 5 states and 1 US territory from 2009 to 2011. DECIDE is an educational strategy that teaches patients to ask questions and make collaborative decisions with their behavioral health care professional. Results show that the DECIDE intervention appears to help patients learn to effectively ask questions and participate in decisions about their behavioral health care. The study was funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Read more about the Center's follow-up study incorporating a health care professional component, Effectiveness of DECIDE in Patient-Provider Communication, Therapeutic Alliance, and Care Continuation, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
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International Latino Research Partnership (ILRP) staff and advisors meet in Madrid for our first Advisory Board meeting in March, 2014. Partners came together at the Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, our partner in Madrid, and included collaborators from the Center, Vall D'Hebron Univeristy Hospital in Barcelona, and the Univeristy of Puerto Rico. Together wih a team of advisors from Spain and the U.S., we worked together to refine project strategies to best test an integrated care model for the Latino immigrant population in both countries.
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Current CMMHR Projects:
- EXPORT II - UPR/CHA Research Center
- Effects of Social Context, Culture and Minority Status on Depression and Anxiety
- International Latino Research Partnership
- PCORI: Effectiveness of DECIDE in Patient-Provider Communication, Therapeutic Alliance & Care Continuation
- Understanding Mechanisms of Mental Health Care Disparities
- RWJF Mentoring and Training