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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Primary Care Anxiety Treatment Engagement and Effectiveness
Principal Investigator:

Robyn L Shepardson

Location: Syracuse, NY
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $142,766
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI), in which mental health care is provided within primary care (PC), is an integral component of whole-person PC provided by VHA Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT). Anxiety disorders and subthreshold symptoms are prevalent and burdensome among PC patients, yet anxiety is under-treated, suggesting a need to improve current PC services for anxiety. PC-MHI is an ideal context in which to provide anxiety treatment, but effective, evidence-based anxiety in...

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