Title

Lessons From Rural Peru in Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2019

Keywords

community mental health services, community psychiatry, cross-cultural issues, health care reform

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201800079

Abstract

Peru secured a legislative advance for mental health care with a 2012 law mandating that mental health services be available in primary care. One of the main challenges faced by this reform is implementation in remote regions. This column describes a pilot project in Peru that took place from 2010 to 2014 to develop capacity for including mental health services in primary care in one of the most isolated, high-needs regions of the country. The authors describe use of accompaniment-based training and supervision of clinicians and comprehensive, engaged regional partnerships formed to increase the impact and sustainability of the service expansion.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Psychiatric Services, v. 70, issue 1, p. 82-84

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