Updated as of 09/30/2021
The mission of the AIMS Center is to improve the health of populations by advancing effective, integrated behavioral healthcare.
Behavioral Health Providers across Washington State are on the front lines providing critical mental health and substance use treatment during an unprecedented public health emergency. State and federal guidelines continue to evolve so that more providers may use telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations from across the state have responded in amazing fashion to assure that providers across the continuum and age spectrum have access to information and resources necessary to help you begin or expand your use of telehealth.
The Bree Collaborative was established to identify health care services that have high variation in the way that care is delivered, that are frequently used but do not lead to better care or patient health, or that have patient safety issues. They involve providers and other stakeholders across the state to develop recommendations for improving and standardizing care delivery.
In 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1088 which established the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI). The Institute serves as a statewide resource to promote high quality mental health services for children and youth in Washington State.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
The ATTC Network is an international, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field.
The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services.
Chronic pain management is complex! The pain experience is different for everyone and there is no one-size-fits all solution. Alternatives to opioids for chronic and complex pain are far safer and likely more effective.
The pandemic has surely made it more challenging, with disruptions in care, rampant fear, worsened stress, and increased social isolation. Drug overdose deaths have increased to record numbers, rising by more than 40% here in Washington State.
The University of Washington Pain team continues to support you as you work with your patients to improve their pain management, their function and quality of life.