A national project to improve screening for depression in college students,
in which the University's Diana B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center
has participated, has won an Innovation in Quality Improvement Award
from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
The National College Depression Partnership won the association's award in the
Primary Care category. The partnership is a professional development program designed to improve the recognition and treatment of depression among college students and amplify the impact of existing health and mental health services. St. Lawrence has been a participant in the
program since its inception; Director of Health and Counseling Services Patricia Ellis is on the faculty of the project, and is the only faculty member from a small liberal arts institution.
The winners will receive their awards and make presentations of their studies at the 2009 AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement's National Educational Forum for Ambulatory Health Care in December in Las Vegas.
Posted: August 13, 2009