Building a sustainable, community-based model of depression care into a government-run health care system: A case study of 11 major health care facilities in rural Haiti
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Provision of health care to the public
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Design an integrated depression care model that integrates community based, primary, secondary, and tertiary care government run health facilities in a rural, low resource setting Identify strengths and gaps in community health worker, nurse, psychologist, social worker, and physician skill sets to create a complementary and integrated model of depression care Formulate evaluation indicators to establish and sustain quality improvement and supervision mechanisms for depression care system strengthening Demonstrate that success relies a close partnership with stakeholders ranging from community leaders to policy makers to ensure ongoing sustainability of depression care at a local and governmental level
Keyword(s): Mental Health System, Health Care Delivery
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Program Manager of the Grand Challenges Canada funded project to scale up community based mental health services in 11 Zanmi Lasante (PIH Haiti)/Government of Haiti run health care facilities, which is the focus of the presentation. I have a background in global mental health, quality improvement, systems building, policy making, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation, all in the context of low resource settings and government-related entities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.