UH Rural Health Collaboration/Telepsychiatry Initiative

Principal Investigator:
Daniel Alicata, M.D.
Michael Fukuda, M.S.W.
Anthony Guerrero, M.D.
Susana Helm, Ph.D.
Chad Koyanagi, M.D.
Brett Lu, M.D.

Abstract of Mission/Goals:
To increase access to mental health resources amongst rural and remote communities, primarily through the use of telehealth and combined clinical service workforce development such as medical education, resident and fellow training. This is enhanced by quality assurance, evaluation, and research. Populations of interest are child and adolescents, adults (including the military), and geriatric populations.

Total Funding:
$2,915,888 (over 6 year period)

Funding Period:
Fiscal Year 2006 – Fiscal Year 2012

Funding Source:
State of Hawai’i – Department of Human Services and Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Telehealth

Key Personnel/Staff:
Faculty & Staff:
Daniel Alicata, M.D.
Anthony Guerrero, M.D.
Brett Lu, M.D.
Susana Helm, Ph.D.
Michael Fukuda, M.S.W.
Ruby Agoha, M.D.
Chad Koyanagi, M.D.
Jane Chung-Do, Dr.P.H.

Residents & Fellows:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric

Partners:
State of Hawai’i Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division
State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services
Rural Community-based Health Centers (statewide)

Selected Accomplishments, Publications, Key Findings, etc.:
Peer Reviewed Publications:

  1. 1. In Press Chung-Do J, Helm S, Fukuda M, Alicata D, Nishimura, N, Else, I. Rural Mental Health: Implications for Telepsychiatry in Clinical Service, Workforce Development, and Organizational Capacity. Telemedicine and E-Health.
  2. 2. 2010 Helm S, Koyanagi C, Else I, Horton M, Fukuda M. The University of Hawai‘i Rural Health Collaboration: Partnerships to provide adult Telepsychiatry services. Psychiatric Services 61(10), 961-963.

National/International Peer-Reviewed Conferences:

  1. 1. 2012 Lee J, Mai T, Suzuki R, Fukuda M, Helm S, Takeshita J, Lu B. Developing a Protocol for Delivering Geriatric Telepsychiatry Consultations to Nursing Homes in Hawai‘i. Presentation at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 12/2012.
  2. 2. 2011 Helm S, Alicata D, Chun I, Fukuda M, Horton M, Koyanagi K, Onoye J, Helm K, Puhi D, Salvador D. 2011. University of Hawai‘i Rural Health Collaboration – Telehealth Initiatives. Presentation for the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Chicago IL, 6/2011.
  3. 3. 2010 Helm S, Salvador D, Goebert D, Puhi D, Chun I, Fukuda M. Community-based Telehealth to Prevent Mental Health Problems in Rural Youth. Poster for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual Meeting. New York, NY, 10/2010.
  4. 4. 2010 Koyanagi C, Fukuda M, Helm S. Training the Next Generation of Psychiatrists on Telemedicine to Improve Rural Access to Behavioral Health. Symposium Presentation at the 15th Annual American Telemedicine Association International Meeting, El Paso, TX, 5/2010.
  5. 5. 2009 Helm S. University of Hawai‘i Rural Health Collaboration: Research. Paper presented for Clinical Perspective at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Honolulu, HI. 10/2009.
  6. 6. 2009 Helm S, Swogger L, Duennebier F. University of Hawai‘i Rural Health Collaboration: Research. Paper presented for Clinical Practicum at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Honolulu, HI. 10/2009.
  7. 7. 2009 Alicata D, Bell C, Guerrero A, Ulrich D, Lieberman D, Chiu S, Matsu C, Bayola R, Else I, Helm S, Swintak C, Koplin B, Mrazek D. Rural Primary Care and Behavioral Health Access for Children and Adolescents through Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i. Clinical Perspective – Child and Adolescent Telehealth in Rural Hawai‘i. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Honolulu, HI 10/2009.
  8. 8. 2009 Koyanagi C, Worley J, Fukuda M. Incorporating Telemental Health into an Academic Department. Presentation at the 14th Annual American Telemedicine Association International Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 4/2009.
  9. 9. 2009 Alicata D, Ulrich D, Lieberman D, Chiu S, Matsu C, Bayola R, Else I, Helm S, Guerrero A, Bell C, Swintak C, Koplin B, Mrazek D. Rural Primary Care and Behavioral Health Access for Children and Adolescents Through Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i. Academy of Child ands Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Honolulu, HI, 2/2009.
  10. 10. 2008 Alicata D, Koyanagi C, Guerrero A, Bell C, Else I, Ulrich D, Swintak C, Koplin B, Williams M, Mrazek D. Telepsychiatry for Expanding Opportunities in Training and Supervision. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, IL, 10/2008.
  11. 11. 2008 Koyanagi C. Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i: Administrative, Fiscal, Educational, Research, and Cultural Issues. Panel speaker at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting, 4/2008.
  12. 12. 2006 Alicata D, Saltma D, Ulrich D, Satterfield B. Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry in Rural Hawai‘i. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. San Diego, CA, 10/2006.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds:
Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education.

  1. 1. 2011 Alicata, D. Rural Behavioral Health Access for Children and Adolescents Through Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i.
  2. 2. 2011 Kissinger, D. Telepsychiatry Matters 2.0.
  3. 3. 2011 Chun, I. Community-Based Participatory Research: Research Doesn’t Have to Be So Scary.
  4. 4. 2010 Alicata, D. Rural Primary Care & Behavioral Health Access for Children & Adolescents through Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i.
  5. 5. 2010 Swogger, L. Delivering Mental Health Services Beyond the Geographic Abyss.
  6. 6. 2007 Alicata D. Update Rural Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry in Hawai‘i.

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