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May 2017

Diapression: An Integrated Model for Understanding the Experience of Individuals With Co-Occurring Diabetes and Depression

One in eight individuals with diabetes has major depression, and another one-fifth may have less severe but clinically significant depressive symptoms. Diabetes patients with comorbid depression can have worse self-care and treatment adherence, glycemic control, and increased morbidity and mortality. The symptoms of diabetes and depression often intertwine in what can be termed “diapression.” Approaching [...]

June 2016

Samepage Presents Implementing Medical-Behavioral Integration at the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement

Mi-CCSI hosted a conference for primary care practice teams to address population health strategies.  Topics from Patient Centered Medical Homes to patient engagement were covered.  Dr. Paul Ciechanowski's session on integrating medical and behavioral methods was especially well-received.  Click here for the full presentation.

April 2016

Swedish Medical Center and Samepage Health publish pilot program success

The healthcare system has always struggled to help patients with multiple chronic conditions, including depression. This is a large group that suffers terribly and tends to deteriorate despite traditional care management efforts. Failure to help these patients improve is a major contributor to caregiver burn-out, and costs associated with these sickest and saddest patients drives [...]