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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Implementing the Behavioral Activities Intervention (BE-ACTIV) to Reduce Depression among Veterans in Community Living Centers
Principal Investigator:

Whitney Mills

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $267,319
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Despite widespread recognition of its prevalence and consequences, depression in nursing homes remains a significant public health issue, affecting 15-25% of community nursing home residents and contributing to increased morbidity, mortality, care burden, and cost of care. In VA Community Living Centers (CLCs) the prevalence of depression is nearly 40% and within the first six months of discharge, CLC residents have a substantially higher risk of suicide compared with other age- and...

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