1M US$ funded by the NIMH: It is a 5 year project (started in 2019) with RAND Corporation, CUNY (City University of New York), Thua Thien Hue, Thai Nguyen and Ninh Binh Department of Health as key partners. BNVN is in charge of leading the design and implementation of the project in Vietnam. The project aims to evaluate three different models of implementing depression care. They include: 1) Usual Implementation (UI) which includes basic depression workshop, limited technical assistance, and toolkits, 2) Enhanced Supervision (ES) which includes UI and additional supervision from local supervisors, and 3) Community Engaged Learning Collaborative (CELC) which includes ES combined with a community network of providers who are using continuous quality improvement strategies. We will assess the impact of these models on adoption, implementation quality, and sustainability of depression care across three provinces. We will work in 54 communes from 3 provinces. The expected results of the project are:
- Increase depression care capacity in Viet Nam using an evidence-based approach and support implementation of these programs in the community.
- Determine the best implementation strategies for supporting capacity building and scale-up of MCCD in Vietnam. This will involve randomized control trial comparing three models of implementation: 1) UI, 2) ES, and 3) CELC
- Evaluate cost effectiveness of these implementation strategies to determine the added value of more resource intensive supports.
- Identify factors associated with adoption, implementation quality, and sustainability of depression care.