City of Seattle investments will expand needed healthcare programs

Last week, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced expanded investments in health initiatives to serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. We’ve been working on many of these programs already, but we’re excited to see renewed dedication to expanding these services to serve more people like our clients. Continue reading “City of Seattle investments will expand needed healthcare programs”

Onsite physical healthcare services increase access to care for people living with mental illness

University of Washington and King County researchers collaborated with DESC to examine the effects of bringing physical healthcare services to behavioral health clinics at DESC and Harborview Medical Center. Results included significant increases in access to physical health services for homeless people with serious mental illness.

Integrating Primary Care Into Community Mental Health Centers: Impact on Utilization and Costs of Health Care – Psychiatric Services (ahead of print, published online July 01, 2016)