Updated Jan 16, 2018

Tackling the elephant in the room

integration of mental health into quotidian routine practices of primary health care services

http://www.upch.edu.pe/portal/

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Stage 1: Ideation

In Peru, neuropsychiatric disorders are a leading cause of disease burden, but as in most low- and middle-income countries, such problems are largely unrecognized and untreated.

Registered In Peru.

Focus Areas:

Social and Behavior Change

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Implemented In:

Peru

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Innovation Description

Project researchers will train primary healthcare providers in Lima to integrate mental health into routine practices to improve early identification and referral to depression treatment of socially-disadvantaged people.
How does your innovation work?
Supported by the use of a mobile app for screening depression, project researchers will train primary healthcare providers in Lima to integrate mental health into routine practices to improve early identification and referral to depression treatment. A particular focus: low- and middle-income pregnant women and patients with physical diseases (i.e., tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and hypertension) that increase their risk of depression.

Milestone

Dec 2013
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Created
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New Country Implemented In
Peru