National Institutes of Mental Health research over the past 30 years has identified primary care as the site of care where most patients with mental illness receive care.IP-RISP
The National Institutes of Mental Health Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program supports partnerships between community-based providers and research institutions to conduct research that will inform:
The goal of the Indiana IP-RISP is to implement collaborative care management for older adults with dementia, late life depression, and/or cardiovascular disease in the Wishard primary care practice under real-world conditions including the practical realities of limited resources.IP-RISP Leadership
Director & PI
Christopher M. Callahan, MD
Hugh C. Hendrie, MB, ChB
IU Center for Aging Research
Lee Livin, Chief Financial Officer
Wishard Health Services
What is the Indianapolis Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP)?
The Indiana IP-RISP is a five-year project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in May 2008. The NIMH IP-RISP supports research partnerships between community-based, clinical settings and research institutions to enhance the national capacity to conduct research that will inform mental health services research science and mental health policy.What is the goal of the Indianapolis IP-RISP?
The goal of the Indianapolis IP-RISP is to implement collaborative care management for older adults with dementia, late life depression, and/or cardiovascular disease in the Wishard primary care practice under real-world conditions including the practical realities of limited resources.
These conditions often co-occur, they represent a clinical challenge for providers, and we have prior experience in studying new models of care for two conditions separately. These models were tested in clinical trials in primary care at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, Indiana.Why primary care?
The IP-RISP will focus on improving the care of depression and cognitive impairment among older adults in primary care for several reasons. The majority of older adults receive their health care in primary care practices. Quality and outcomes of care for older adults in primary care practices are suboptimal and can be improved by adopting new models of care. Finally, learning how to practically implement these new models in primary care is consistent with IU-CAR’s mission.Who are the partners?
To practically implement these effective new models of care, we have established a partnership among Wishard Health Services (WHS), the IU Center for Aging Research (IU-CAR), and the IU Medical Group-Primary Care (IUMG-PC).
The partnership clinical representatives include health care providers in general internal medicine, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, nursing, and social work, among others.First Steps?
Based on a needs assessment, providers, staff and researchers from WHS, IU-CAR, and IUMG-PC are participating in two pilot projects to:
- Create and evaluate a shared integrated electronic medical record to support collaborative research, and
- Implement and test a practical collaborative care model for older adults in primary care