CoNNECT –Research Collaborative Through Connectivity

Study Description and Methods

CoNNECT will recruit CCRN practices with collaborative care delivery models and existing DARTNet( practices without collaborative care to examine similarities and differences between practices that have onsite mental health providers compared to primary care practices that use a traditional referral model of offsite mental health providers.

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Specific Aims and Objectives

We will be tracking two main elements in this study:

  1. The number of patients identified with a comorbid mental health and physical health diagnosis; and
  2. The number of patients who initiate treatment secondary to a mental health diagnosis. CoNNECT will use AcTIONet's relationship with CINA to extract data from electronic health records to generate this data and combine it with other data from participating practices.


This project was conducted from August 2010 through July 2012.


This project is currently under analysis. Check back soon for key findings and publications.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237, x3180


This project was funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.