Recommendation        Supporting Evidence-Based Interventions

•   IOM: States and communities should develop networked systems to apply resources to the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among their young people. These systems should involve individuals, families, schools, justice systems, health care systems, and relevant community-based programs. Such approaches should build on available evidence-based programs and involve local evaluators to assess the implementation process of individual programs or policies and to measure community-wide outcomes.

Promote early identification of mental health needs and access to quality services.

•   CG: Collaborative Care for the Management of Depressive Disorders.

•   CG: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults: Clinic-Based Depression Care Management.

•   CG: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults: Home-Based Depression Care Management.

•   USPSTF: Recommends screening of adolescents (ages 12-18) for MDD when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal), and follow-up. In 2002, the USPSTF concluded that there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening of children or adolescents for MDD (I recommendation).

•   HP: Increase depression screening by primary care providers.

•   HP: Increase the proportion of homeless adults with mental health problems who receive mental health services.

•   Cochrane: Prompts to encourage appointment attendance for people with serious mental illness.

SOURCE: Adapted from Appendix 5, National Prevention Council (2011).

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