Seeking ideas for changes to test when launching improvement efforts? Here’s a grounded and field-tested resource to take on depression screening in a diabetes clinic.

The T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) has joined together and created this pragmatic guide of best practices, testable ideas, tools, and strategies to support improvements in depression screening. The Depression Screening Change Package is grounded in a strong framework of QI methodology and reflects the shared learning of seven clinical sites across the US.

As all diabetes care teams know, depression contributes significantly to  suboptimal health outcomes. Indeed, the well-being of people with type 1 diabetes extends beyond blood sugars, HbA1c, and absence of diabetic ketoacidosis events. The mental toll of living with disease sometimes exacerbated by the minute-to-minute blood glucose scrutiny afforded by a plethora of new devices leaves many providers  wanting to do much more. 

Download this resource to access successful interventions and processes implemented by the T1D Exchange QIC.

Learn more about:

  • The key driver diagram model
  • Project interventions and lessons learned
  • Comprehensive depression screening tools and algorithms
  • Results of efforts
  • Key clinical contacts