APA Looking Beyond Series: The Collaborative Care Model to Optimize Patient Outcomes in Mental Health Care
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Expires on Feb 01, 2026
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
Please use the link below to listen to the podcast related to this course.

Podcast Episode - Collaborative Care

Systems-based integrated approaches, such as the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) have the potential to address disparities that stem from a lack of equal access to effective care. The Collaborative Care Model holds promise for closing the mental health treatment and outcome gap for at-risk populations, including low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural and geriatric groups. Research has demonstrated the efficacy and effectiveness of CoCM for the treatment of depression and anxiety, as well as improvement of treatment initiation, quality of care received and health outcomes for diverse populations. Panelists will describe the principles and evidence-based results of the Collaborative Care Model through a mental health equity lens.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the components and principles of the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) and the research supporting its efficacy and effectiveness in mental health care.
  • Analyze the impact of CoCM on mental health care access, treatment quality and outcomes and its potential to address inequities among at-risk populations.
  • List examples on practical implementation for practitioners, institutions, governments and communities.
  • Evaluate emerging innovations (technology, cultural centering) applied in parallel with CoCM frameworks.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, residents/fellows, medical students, psychologists, social workers, other mental health professionals

Instructional Level

Introductory, Intermediate

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: February 1st, 2023
Program End Date: February 1st, 2026

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may do so after completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and APA DDHE. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

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Faculty Disclosures

  • Maga Jackson-Triche, MD, Executive Advisor for DEI, University of California, San Francisco. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Madhuri Jha, MPH, LCSW, Vice President, Science, Equity and Integration, ETR. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Kristin Kroeger, Chief of Policy Programs and Partnerships, APA. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Gabriel Escontrias Jr. EdD (Moderator), Managing Director, Division of Diversity and Health Equity, APA. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

  • Regina James, MD, Chief Medical Officer, APA DDHE. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Technical Requirements

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  • Internet Explorer 11+

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