Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities

Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities

Lead Principal Investigator: Bowen Chung, MD, MS

Organization: Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Purpose: To evaluate the added value of a seven-session resiliency class taught by community health workers to improve mood (over and above training agencies) to deliver evidence-based therapy on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults' depressive symptoms.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (PPRND-1507-32173).

Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities

Lead Principal Investigator: Bowen Chung, MD, MS

Organization: Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Purpose: To evaluate the added value of a seven-session resiliency class taught by community health workers to improve mood (over and above training agencies) to deliver evidence-based therapy on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults' depressive symptoms.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (PPRND-1507-32173).

Overview

Protocol has been finalized
IRB has been approved the study
Study recruitment starts April 2017
Two manuscripts in preparation:
Study protocol summary and description of engagement

who's involved?

sites

3 participating Networks:
CENA, PRIDEnet, CPPRN Partners including 1 primary care agency, 1 mental health agency and 2-3 additional diverse community agencies across New Orleans and Los Angeles

how we're making a difference

Agencies will receive training, depression tools, and depression care consultation at no charge throughout the study
All enrolled participants will receive services from agencies trained in an evidence-based depression collaborative care model that provides training for administrators, health care professionals (medications), therapists (cognitive behavioral therapy), care managers, and community outreach workers on how to deliver depression care within agencies
Participants in the Resiliency Class study arm will have an optional text messaging component that offers relaxation tips, reminders, or other positive mental-health messages