Collaborative Care to Reduce Depression and Increase Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Urban Women- Prevention Care Manager 3 (PCM 3)

Collaborative Care to Reduce Depression and Increase Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Urban Women- Prevention Care Manager 3 (PCM 3)

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND GOALS:
Evidence-based interventions have been shown to improve clinical and behavioral outcomes. In this study, we will investigate a collaborative care intervention that addresses depression and cancer screening needs among older, underserved women. We will compare it to an existing evidence-based cancer screening intervention. Our results will indicate which intervention is more effective at improving cancer screening and patient-reported outcomes in this subpopulation. 

Current State of the Study:

We have evaluated the clinical and demographic characteristics of the study participants. The majority (70%) of participants (age 56.2 +4.3) are Hispanic and over half (56%) speak Spanish as their primary language. Nearly two thirds (60%) were born outside of the US.  Most (>70%) are insured through Medicaid. Most of the participants (64%) have symptoms of moderate (40%) or moderately severe depression (24%).  Seventy five percent of the women are overdue for colorectal cancer screening and over half were over due for breast (57%) and cervical cancer (58%) screening.

Setting:

This initiative was conducted with six Community Health Centers in Bronx, NY: Lincoln Ambulatory Care Practice, Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Neighborhood Family Care Center, Morris Heights Health Center, Montefiore Primary Care Practice and Urban Health Plan. Participating Community Based Organizations include Bronxworks and Good Shepherd Services.

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