Depression: Quality Improvement Resources and Tools


Depression: Quality Improvement Resources & Tools

​Clinical Practice Guideline

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management (Published November 2007; Updated March 2018)

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part II. Treatment and Ongoing Management (Published November 2007; Updated March 2018)

Patient/Family Resources

Healthy Children: Emotional Wellness – A collection of articles that offer parents an overview of emotional wellness.

Provider Resources

Pediatric Care Online: Navigating the Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) (Webinar) – In this webinar, Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, FAAP and Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH, FAAP review the recently published Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management and Part II. Treatment and Ongoing Management, and the GLAD-PC Toolkit. 

AAP Mental Health Initiatives: Provider Education – Mental health focused educational opportunities for pediatricians and other health care providers.

Implementation Tools

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Toolkit – This toolkit is designed to help primary care providers put the GLAD-PC guidelines into effect. This toolkit was developed with the input of experts from the areas of adolescent depression, primary care behavioral medicine, parent and family advocacy, guideline development, and quality improvement.

AAP Mental Health Iniatives: Key Resources – Includes primary care tools, the Mental Health Toolkit, articles, and links to a variety of resources focused on mental health.

Quality Improvement Project Resources

Quality Innovation and Improvement Network (QuIIN): The Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Pediatrics (Project RedDE!) Toolkit – The toolkit aims to assist primary care practice teams with a systematic approach to reduce diagnostic errors and improve care for children. This toolkit will walk teams through the measurement, screening, recognition, diagnosis, follow-up, and reduction of diagnostic errors associated with pediatric elevated blood pressure, adolescent depression and laboratory testing through improvement science methods. Funding for the Project RedDE! and this toolkit has been provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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