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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Implementation of mobile health for Veterans in Primary Care: Using Peers to enhance access to mental health care
Principal Investigator:

Daniel M. Blonigen

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $81,459
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: One in four Veterans presenting to VA primary care suffers from mental health conditions, most commonly depression. However, due to barriers such as time constraints on providers, Veterans’ stigma about seeking mental health care, and costs associated with traveling to VA for care, most of these Veterans do not receive any treatment for their mental health problems. Mobile health (“mHealth”) is an innovative and low-cost means of expanding access to mental health care for Veterans. T...

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