Lessons From Rural Peru in Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care
community mental health services, community psychiatry, cross-cultural issues, health care reform
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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.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Psychiatric Services, v. 70, issue 1, p. 82-84
Scholar Commons Citation
Scorza, Pamela; Cutipe, Yuri; Mendoza, Maria; Arellano, César; Galea, Jerome T.; and Wainberg, Milton L., "Lessons From Rural Peru in Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care" (2019). Social Work Faculty Publications. 72.