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It Takes a Village: Beating Depression in Our Community

Many people suffer from depression. By depression we mean a period of weeks, months, or years of feeling sad, blue, or experiencing loss of interest in enjoyable activities and having other problems, like difficulty concentrating or low energy. Depression is an illness that can be treated. Communities need not only more options to treat depression, but the options need to be tailored to the needs of each community.

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute features CPIC’s work.

Fighting Depression with the Power of Community-PCORI

CPIC Publications:
CPIC Video Summary Description
CPIC 6-month Outcome One Pager
CPIC 6-month Outcome Fact Sheet
CPIC Training, PS in Advance, May 2015
12-Month Outcomes of Community Engagement Versus Technical Assistance to Implement Depression Collaborative Care, Annals of Internal Medicine, November 2014
Community-Partnered Evaluation of Depression Services
for Clients of Community-Based Agencies in Under-Resourced Communities in Los Angeles, Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2013

Using a Community Partnered Participatory Research Approach to Implement a Randomized Controlled Trial: Planning Community Partners in Care, Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, August 2010

CPIC was awarded the 2014 Team Science Award by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the American Federation for Medical Research. For more information, click on the various press release links below:
ACTS Team Science Award Goes to CPIC and Witness 4 Wellness
UCLA/RAND community research team wins prestigious translational science award
Incorporating Community Groups Into Depression Care Can Improve Coping Among Low-Income Patients

In 2015, CPIC received the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award! For more information, click on the various press release links below:
2015 CCPH Award Recipient Community Partners in Care
Community Partners in Care wins international award for academic-community collaboration
Community Partners in Care Receives International Award
Community Partners in Care Wins International Award for Academic-Community Collaboration
Community Partners in Care Receives 2015 CCPH Annual Award
Community Partners in Care Receives Accolade

Health Affairs features CPIC’s work (Video 3-2:45).

Dr. David Chambers from the NIMH Talks About CPIC


Upcoming Workshops

September 12, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm


CPIC collaborative member organizations.

Depression Resources

Links to evidence-based resources and research findings.

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Funding generously provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Library of Medicine, California Community Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.